What the Falcons’ 34-23 win over the Packers means for a pair of NFC favorites
The Falcons moved to 2-0, kept beating up on the Packers, and opened up Mercedes-Benz Stadium with a win all in the same night on Sunday. In the first regular season NFL game at Atlanta’s bananas new field, the Falcons beat Green Bay, 34-23.
“You can see the pure passion that he has,” said Del Rio. “These are his people. These are my people. He played well. I know he was really happy to have his first game go like that.”
Beast Mode earned his nickname in Seattle where he spent six seasons and had the best years of his career, including four Pro Bowls and a Super Bowl ring. Even then, he has never been this happy.
“I don’t think I’ve ever seen him dance like that,” said Bruce Irvin, who was teammates with Lynch in Seattle. “He never did that in Seattle. I guess cuz he’s at home . . . He is Oakland so, that was a great thing to see.”
Lynch finished with 45 yards and a touchdown on 12 carries while the Raiders spread the carries around to Jalen Richard, DeAndre Washington, and Cordarrelle Patterson.
As much as we’ve made this day all about Lynch, he was more hesitant to take the spotlight. From the very start, he entered with Richard and Washington and let Derek Carr have the final entrance.
Dwayne Johnson took up Kevin Hart’s “Hurrican Harvey Challenge” by donating $25,000, with additional donations to come from Johnson’s different companies. He also sent a message to people displaced by the storm.
Stay strong Houston and hold onto faith. Me and my family know what you’re going thru. We survived the eye of Andrew and became stronger – so will you. All my love and strength. * Link in my bio in you can donate a buck or two to our Houston families in need.