4:05 PM ET, October 31, 2004
DENVER (AP) -- Michael Vick made all the players around him look better -- even the other team's quarterback.Vick accounted for 367 yards in offense Sunday to help the Atlanta Falcons to a surprisingly easy 41-28 win over the Denver Broncos, who got a record day from Jake Plummer in his futile attempt to play catch-up."If I had thrown for 2 yards and we'd won, I'd be the happiest guy in here right now," said Plummer, who instead threw for 499 yards and lost.
Falcons-Broncos: How were the Falcons able to shut down Droughns?
The Falcons did a great job of playing on the other side of the line of scrimmage. They consistently pushed the Broncos' offensive line backward and quickly got after Droughns. What's most impressive about this victory is the way they bounced back after a horrible game last week against the Chiefs. The Falcons are a young team with a young coaching staff and could have folded, but instead came out and played great football against a good team. Kudos has to go to first-year coach Jim Mora Jr. and his staff for not letting their players get down on themselves.
Eric Allen played cornerback for 14 NFL seasons with the Eagles, Saints and Raiders. He's a regular contributor to Insider.
Team Stat Comparison
3rd down efficiency
4th down efficiency
|Yards per play||7.5||7.7|
Yards per pass
Yards per rush
|TD||5:35||PATRICK HAPE 1 YD PASS FROM JAKE PLUMMER (JASON ELAM KICK) |
Drive: 10 plays, 69 yds, 5:35
|FG||11:22||JAY FEELY 24 YD |
Drive: 10 plays, 68 yds, 5:47
|TD||11:34||ROD SMITH 80 YD PASS FROM JAKE PLUMMER (JASON ELAM KICK) |
Drive: 1 plays, 80 yds, :12
|TD||3:58||T.J. DUCKETT 21 YD RUN (JAY FEELY KICK) |
Drive: 5 plays, 60 yds, 1:43
|TD||11:05||PEERLESS PRICE 34 YD PASS FROM MICHAEL VICK (JAY FEELY KICK) |
Drive: 10 plays, 61 yds, 4:05
|FG||14:41||JAY FEELY 43 YD |
Drive: 6 plays, 21 yds, :53
|TD||4:24||WARRICK DUNN 5 YD RUN (JAY FEELY KICK) |
Drive: 7 plays, 60 yds, 4:24
|TD||0:43||PEERLESS PRICE 25 YD PASS FROM MICHAEL VICK (JAY FEELY KICK) |
Drive: 6 plays, 83 yds, 2:36
|TD||5:32||DARIUS WATTS 7 YD PASS FROM JAKE PLUMMER (JASON ELAM KICK) |
Drive: 11 plays, 73 yds, 4:49
|TD||12:40||KEVIN MATHIS 66 YD INTERCEPTION RETURN (JAY FEELY KICK)||41||21|
|TD||14:03||ASHLEY LELIE 35 YD PASS FROM JAKE PLUMMER (JASON ELAM KICK) |
Drive: 5 plays, 80 yds, 1:23