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Led by Ryan, the Falcons Blew Out the Raiders by a Embarrassingly Lopsided 43-6 Win

Riding a 304 yards total offensive output, the Atlanta Falcons blew out the Las Vegas Raiders in a embarrassingly lopsided victory of 43-6, Sunday, Nov. 29, 2020 in Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta. Contributing to this victory, Matt Ryan threw the football for 185 yards, and two touchdowns. The Falcons also had a rushing game that produced 125 yards and one rushing touchdown.

Ryan finished the game completing 22 of 39 passes, to lead the way for the Falcons. He ended up with an overall QB rating of 75.30, coming from a performance that included 185 yards, two touchdowns, and one interception for the game.

The Falcons deployed a rushing game led by Ito Smith and Brian Hill. For the game, Smith carried the ball 12 times and rushed for 65 yards, leading to one touchdown. Hill supplemented by carrying the ball 13 times for a total of 55 yards. In the passing game, the Falcons’ top receivers were Calvin Ridley and Russell Gage. Ridley caught six passes for a total of 50 yards, while Gage contributed with 34 yards from three passes.

The Falcons’ defense contributed to the win with five sacks, four forced fumbles, three tackles for loss, and scored one defensive touchdown.

Compared to Ryan of the Falcons, Derek Carr of the Raiders threw for 215 yards with no touchdowns, and one interception, completing 22 of 34 passes, for a 70.10 passer rating.

The Raiders’ rushing game was led by Devontae Booker and Josh Jacobs. For the game, Booker carried the ball five times, rushed for six yards, and no touchdowns. Jacobs supplemented and carried the ball a total of seven times for a total of 27 yards. Meanwhile Henry Ruggs III and Hunter Renfrow were the top 2 aerial passing targets for the Raiders. Ruggs III caught three passes from Carr for a total of 56 yards, while Renfrow contributed with 73 yards from seven passes.

Although their team lost the game, the Raiders defense ended the game with one sack, and one tackle for loss, to go along with zero forced fumbles.

The Falcons walked away from the game with an improved seasonal record of 4-7. The Raiders on the other hand, dropped to 6-5 for the season.