Toney just sprinted to the other side of the field where the Falcons were warming and offered a big hug for fellow Gator Feleipe Franks, the Falcons' QB3. Haven't seen Kyle Pitts out here yet. twitter.com/art_stapleton/…
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Also per ESPN Stats & Info: Agnew, who also had a 102-yard kickoff return in Week 2, is now the ninth player in NFL history with multiple 100-yard returns in the same season. Cordarrelle Patterson was the last to do it (2013).
Falcons receivers targeted on first four possessions: Calvin Ridley: 7 Cordarrelle Patterson: 2 Olamide Zaccheous: 2 Mike Davis: 1 Lee Smith: 1 Kyle Pitts: 0
Pat Sempier has been Younghoe Koo's kicking coach and mentor since he was a freshman twelve miles away from MetLife Stadium at Ridgewood high school. Sempier was in attendance to see Koo's first-ever game-winner, per Koo's Instagram. pic.twitter.com/HH2LsrBrg8
Ridley caught eight of 11 targets for 61 yards in Sunday's 17-14 win over the Giants.
Ridley led the Falcons in receptions and targets, but besides a long gain of 20 yards, he mostly was a factor on underneath routes. Through three games, Atlanta's top wideout is yet to surpass 65 yards, but he's hauled in at least five passes each contest. After tying for fifth league-wide with 1,374 receiving yards last season, Ridley still hasn't enjoyed his breakout performance under new coach Arthur Smith, yet he remains a reliable option ahead of Week 4's matchup against Washington.
From poor tackling to poor offensive execution, the Falcons haven’t given us much to get excited about against the Giants. Even with all the blips, though, Atlanta was able to take the lead just before halftime after a Matt Ryan touchdown pass to Olamide Zaccheaus.
Watch the touchdown catch below, as shared by the Falcons’ Twitter account.
TD for OZ
: FOX | @LlamaDay pic.twitter.com/i9C5h1ovi2
— Atlanta Falcons (@AtlantaFalcons) September 26, 202
Lee Smith is the 50th different player that Matt Ryan has thrown a touchdown pass to.
Grady Jarrett out here swimming 💪 📺: FOX | @GradyJarrett pic.twitter.com/ZadFIsmG4O
Arthur Smith spoke to the media following our 17-14 win over the Giants. pic.twitter.com/NZiKCvZxvC
Marlon Davidson is questionable to return with an ankle injury.
End of quarter one: #Giants 3, #Falcons 0. Favorite stat from quarter one? Lee Smith now has a reception in back to back games, for the first time since 2019. #throwbackdinosaur
Chris Grier, good and bad, is the ultimate coach pleaser. He does NOT draft players his coaches do not want even when he wants them. Adam Gase wanted nothing to do with Josh Rosen and Grier agreed with him. But when Gase was gone next year, Grier traded for him.
Just over an hour from their Week 3 matchup against the New York Giants, the Atlanta Falcons released their inactives list. The two biggest names on the list are cornerback A.J. Terrell and wide receiver Russell Gage, who missed the entire week of practice. Defensive lineman John Cominsky won’t be suiting up for the second game in a row.
Here’s a look at the Falcons’ Week 3 inactives, as shared by the team’s Twitter account below.
Our inactives for #ATLvsNYG pic.twitter.com/dLBD06yrH
Shortly after the Falcons took a 7-6 halftime lead over the Giants, cornerback Isaiah Oliver got Atlanta the ball back. Oliver, who continues to impress in the slot, came in with the strip and recovery for the defense after a catch from tight end Evan Engram.
Despite good field position, Matt Ryan fumbled on third down while under intense pressure. Watch Oliver’s strip-recovery below, courtesy of the team’s Twitter account.
IO with the strip
: FOX | @_isaiah_oliver_ pic.twitter.com/FemNNz4KB
The Giants weapons, not all at 100% but all playing: RB: Saquon Barkley WR: Kenny Golladay, Sterling Shepard, Darius Slayton Kadarius Toney TE: Evan Engram, Kyle Rudolph, Kaden Smith
The New York Giants (0-2) and Atlanta Falcons (0-2) square off on Sunday afternoon at MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, New Jersey in Week 3.
Both teams have officially announced their inactives for the game. Below is a full list:
For Giants quarterback Daniel Jones, he will have his full compliment of offensive weapons for the very first time in his career.
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Evan Engram bouncing around the field right now. No compression sleeve on his left calf. He's good to go against his hometown team.
Saquon Barkley had no injury designation at all for Sunday vs. Atlanta. Played 53 of 64 snaps vs WFT. Now 10 days between games and says he's getting more comfortable each week. Look out vs. Falcons. Cont …
Giants' WR Sterling Shepard ruled out with a hamstring injury.
One storyline to watch for in the #Giants game: First-round pick Kadarius Toney had an excellent week of practice and should see his most snaps yet. He'll be a prominent part of the offensive game plan today, so he'll have his chances.
Meanwhile, Graham Gano continues his MVP candidacy with a 31-yard field goal to put the Giants up 6-0.
Giants' WR Darius Slayton also out with hamstring injury. twitter.com/adamschefter/s…
Joe Judge finished his postgame press conference. Then as he walks off, stops and says calmly; "We're going to be all right guys. … We're going to be all right."
Definitely seeing more of the old Saquon in terms of the quick cuts. FB Eli Penny the top backup at RB with Devontae Booker inactive.
Bumped into John Mara after getting booed during halftime ceremony. "I would boo too. We're 0-2 and down at half," he said,
Azeez Ojulari wins on inside move. Three games, three sacks.
Injury Update: LB Blake Martinez (knee) has been ruled out.
Seriously, wtf is Xavier McKinney supposed to do there? Stop running? Give up? Let him catch it before doing anything?
That's three dropped picks by the Giants today: two for Logan Ryan, now this one for Adoree Jackson in the end zone.
First player to speak to the media after the loss … Collin Johnson! Can't make this stuff up. pic.twitter.com/YxT3u6stRn
Giants just got nailed for unnecessary roughness in punt coverage. Gary Brightwell, looks like he led with his head, in bounds.
Julian Love definitely punched the ball loose from Olamide Zaccheaus, but did he have control. OZ made a football move, but was it a catch? Giants did recover.
Real nice play by James Bradberry on third down to knock ball out of Ridley's hands.
You need a good punt from Riley Dixon at that spot from the 50. And he punts it into the end zone. Falcons get the ball at the 20. 1:50 left. All three TOs left.
Tae Crowder switched helmets to get the headset. Next play makes a tackle for a loss on third and short to force punt. #Giants
Leonard Williams makes the stop on interior handoff to Patterson. Falcons lined up to punt
Booker is a healthy scratch. A numbers game b/c of Nate Ebner being out and Golladay's hip. Ride, Saquon, ride! twitter.com/jordanraanan/s…
Jones to C.J. Board. Deep shot. First down Giants. 38 yards
The New York Giants have signed wide receiver/kick returner C.J. Board from their practice squad to the 53-man roster.
Board, who was promoted from the practice squad each of the previous two weeks, has returned three kicks for 86 yards this season. He’s also hauled in one reception for six yards, and run the ball once for six yards.
Meanwhile, the team promoted offensive lineman Jonotthan Harrison from the practice squad to their gameday roster.
Harrison, who was a surprise cut at the end of training camp, had been signed back to the practice squad earlier this week. He will potentially see some offensive snaps as part of the team’s rotation across the line
|NYG||1ST||7:01||Graham Gano kicked a 25-yard field goal||0||3|
|NYG||2ND||8:19||Graham Gano kicked a 31-yard field goal||0||6|
|ATL||2ND||1:38||Matt Ryan passed to Olamide Zaccheaus down the middle for 4 yard touchdown||7||6|
|NYG||4TH||12:56||Saquon Barkley rushed to the left for 1 yard touchdown. 2pt attempt converted, Daniel Jones run to the left.||7||14|
|ATL||4TH||4:16||Matt Ryan passed to Lee Smith down the middle for 1 yard touchdown||14||14|
|ATL||4TH||0:03||Younghoe Koo kicked a 40-yard field goal||17||14|
|Blake Martinez||ILB||Torn Acl||OUT|
|Joshua Kalu||FS||Torn Pectoral||OUT|