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Patriots shut out Falcons on TNF

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By Anthony Caruso III | Publisher

The New England Patriots shut out the Atlanta Falcons on Thursday night. The Patriots won 25-0 over the Falcons at Mercedes Benz Stadium in Atlanta, Georgia.

With the win, the Patriots improved to 7-4 overall. New England has now won five straight games.

New England Patriots wide receiver Nelson Agholor celebrates a touchdown against the Atlanta Falcons
Nelson Agholor celebrates a touchdown against the Atlanta Falcons (Photo by the New England Patriots/Instagram)

The Falcons fell to 4-6 overall. Atlanta has dropped their last two games.

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In those two contests, they have been outscored 68-3.

According to ESPN’s Stats and Information, the Falcons were shut out for the first time at home since 1988. This is the first time since 1987 since the team did not score a touchdown in consecutive games.

Patriots rookie quarterback Mac Jones went 22 of 26 for 207 yards. He had one touchdown pass and one interception.

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Rhamondre Stevenson led the backs with 12 carries for 69 yards. Nelson Agholor had five receptions for 40 yards and a touchdown.

Falcons quarterback Matt Ryan went 19 of 28 for 153 yards. He had two interceptions.

Qadree Ollison led the backs with nine carries for 34 yards. Russell Gage had five receptions for 49 yards.

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The Patriots scored 12 second half points. Kyle Van Noy scored on a 35-yard interception return for a touchdown.

Nick Folk also made two field goals.

In the first half, New England scored 13 points. Jones hit Agholor for a 19-yard touchdown reception.

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Folk also made two field goals.

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Anthony Caruso III is the Publisher of The Capital Sports Report. He has been in the sports journalism field since 2002 and has covered numerous high-profile events, including 10 Heisman Trophy ceremonies.
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