Week 1 Review: Miami Dolphins at Atlanta Falcons

Posted: 16th September 2009 by Richard Bridges in NFL
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The smoke has cleared, the lines were drawn and the Atlanta Falcons came out victorious. After receiving much critique in the preseason the Falcons defense stepped it up and had a perfomance to remember. The first Falcons 2009 Free Agent aquisition, Mike Peterson, put his stamp on a defense that hasn't had a true WLB (Weakside Linebacker) since Cornelius Bennett. He had a key forced fumble on TE Anthony Fasano in the 2nd quarter that halted a Miami drive that was moving into Falcons territory. He followed that by reading QB Chad Pennington and picking off a pass in stride which ultimately led to an Atlanta touchdown. In total, he posted 2 forced fumbles (Lofton was given one of them), 1 INT and 7 tackles. He should be up for Defensive Player of the Week after that performance. "I was ...

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