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Best Of Social Media: Week 7 Falcons vs Patriots

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Best Of Social Media: Week 7 Falcons vs PatriotsGreg M. Cooper - USA TODAY Sports

In one of the most anticipated games of the 2017 season, the New England Patriots prepared to welcome in the Atlanta Falcons for a Super Bowl rematch, and while Bill Belichicks team wasn’t taking the time to think about the past, it was hard to ignore the Gillette Stadium fans reminding both teams of the epic comeback during pregame.

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As shared by NESN’s Zack Cox in the tweet below, Patriots long snapper and Naval officer Joe Cardona played a role in providing 200 tickets to men and women serving in the US Armed Services so they would be able to attend the evenings game.

Two Boston College legends met on the field before the game.

Just before kickoff, the Patriots held a special on field tribute to cancer survivors as part of the NFL’s “Crucial Catch campaign that featured Tom Brady’s mother Galynn making her return to Foxboro.

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As for the game itself, the Patriots offense struggled early on to find a rhythm, but the defense stepped up, as Cassius Marsh swatted away three points from the Falcons and fired up the normally “all business” Bill Belichick.

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The Patriots would strike first in the second quarter, with Brandon Cooks following the blocking of Rob Gronkowski for a 7-0 lead.

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Midway through the second, an errie fog settled in over the Gillette Stadoum field that would provide an interesting backdrop (and internet memes) for the remainder of the game.

After a Stephen Gostkowski field goal, the Patriots were on the move again, as James White provided even more Super Bowl flashbacks with a touchdown of his own just before halftime. 17-0 Patriots going into the half.

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At halftime, the Patriots honored their three Pro Football Hall of Famers with a special ceremony awarding them ”rings of excellence”.

 

In the second half, the Patriots defense continued to stymie Matt Ryan’s offense as two more field goals put the Super Bowl champs ahead 23-0 midway through the fourth.

Falcons kicker Matt Bryant also did his best Nick Folk impression.

Kyle Van Noy provided a huge tackle on fourth down to again keep the Falcons off the scoreboard.

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With four minutes to go in the game, the Falcons at last broke through on the scoreboard after an incredible touchdown reception by Julio Jones after he jumped above Malcolm Butler.

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That would be all the Falcons could muster as the Patriots improved to 5-2 in 2017 following an impressive complete performance on both sides of the ball. A 23-7 victory heading into a home matchup with the San Diego Chargers next week.

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Great team win. On to the Chargers #SNF #pats

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