Patriots vs. Falcons final score, results: Jones and defense dominate in Atlanta
The Patriots defense recorded the 13th shutout of coach Bill Belichick’s stay in New England, intercepting Matt Ryan and his two backups in a 25-0 win over the Falcons on Thursday night in Atlanta.
Ryan was benched for the final two minutes of the game, with backup Josh Rosen taking over. Rosen threw a six-pick at linebacker Kyle Van Noy to further seal the Falcons’ fate. Feleipe Franks replaced Rosen on the Falcons’ next possession and threw an interception of his own.
Van Noy dominated the Falcons with two sacks to go with the pick-six. The New England defense held Atlanta’s offense to 165 total yards and 3.2 yards per play.
The Pats are now tied with the Ravens for the most shutouts since 2000.
On the other side of the ball, Patriots rookie quarterback Mac Jones completed 22 of 26 for 207 yards and a touchdown. He was also intercepted once and captured three times. Rhamondre Stevenson led New England with 69 rushing yards on 12 carries. Nelson Agholor had five receptions, a team-high, including Jones’ touchdown pass.
The Patriots (7-4), who are battling the Bills for first place in the AFC East, will return to Gillette Stadium on November 29 to face the Titans. The Falcons (4-6), who are sitting at the bottom of NFC South, will face the Jaguars in Jacksonville that same day.
Sporting News tracked down updates and highlights from Patriots vs. Falcons on “Thursday Night Football.” Follow below for full NFL Week 11 game results.
Patriots vs. Falcons score
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Patriots vs. Falcons Live Updates, ‘Thursday Night Football’ Highlights
(All the eastern time)
Final: Patriots 25, Falcons 0
11:10 pm: INTERCEPTION OF PATRIOTS. Phillips receives a pass from Franks to seal the Falcons’ fate against the Patriots.
11:07 pm: PICK-SIX, PATRIOTS. Rosen tries a pass to Gage, but Van Noy intercepts the pass at Atlanta 35 and rushes to score. Patriots lead 25-0 1:22 remaining.
11:05 pm: FIELD GOAL PATRIOTS. Folk makes a 33-yard drive to keep the Patriots ahead by three touchdowns. New England has a 19-0 lead 1:55 remaining.
10:55 pm: Jones completes Agholor for 10 yards and gets the first down from Atlanta 36.
10:50 pm: PATRIOTS INTERCEPTION. Jackson intercepted a pass from Ryan at New England 46 and rushed for another three yards.
10:47 pm: Ryan completes Sharpe for 17 yards and gives the Falcons a first down from Atlanta 45.
10:44 pm: FIELD GOAL PATRIOTS. Folk makes a 53-yard drive to keep New England in front. The Patriots lead 16-0 with 6:39 to play.
10:42 pm: Jones is sacked by Harris and Fowler for a 12-yard loss at third down, allowing the Patriots to attempt a field goal.
10:37 pm: Jones throws a pass down the middle to Bourne for a 19-yard gain at Atlanta 37.
10:35 pm: Stevenson runs to the Atlanta 10 for 36 yards. An offensive retention penalty pushes the Patriots to their own 44.
10:32 pm: INTERCEPTION, PATRIOTS. Ryan throws a deep pass destined for Pitts, but McCourty intercepts it at the 22nd.
10:30 pm: Ryan completes a deep pass to Gage for 19 yards and gives the Falcons another series of attempts from 41.
10:27 pm: Ryan is sacked by Godchaux at 22 for a seven-yard loss.
10:25 pm: After Jones fails to convert, the Patriots are forced to punt. Williams makes the fair catch and the Falcons start their drive from the 24th.
Third-quarter: Patriots 13, Falcons 0
10:20 pm: After Ollison stops on a fourth down, the Falcons are forced to fumble on the Patriots’ 16 attempts.
10:17 pm: Ryan completes Smith for 11 yards to get a first down at the New England 25.
10:15 pm: INTERCEPTION, FALCONS. Jones throws a deep pass and is intercepted by AJ Terrell at Atlanta 13. He runs 35 yards to give the Falcons a first down from 48.
10:11 pm: Jones completes Meyers for six yards and a first down from 41.
10:10 pm: Stevenson runs down the middle for 13 yards to give the Patriots a first down at the 30-yard line.
10:07 pm: After Ryan throws an incomplete pass, Atlanta is forced to punt from the 21st.
10:04 pm: Bailey kicks a 60-yard punt to place the Falcons at the Atlanta 6.
10:00 pm: Harry runs for 13 yards, but an offensive penalty pushes the Patriots to their own 22 yards.
9:56 pm: Olszewski returns punt and runs for 17 yards, giving the Patriots a first down from 27.
9:53 pm: Ryan completes his first half of the half with Davis for 10 yards, but misses the first try. The Falcons punt on their first drive of the second half.
9:50 pm: The Falcons start from their own 17 after kickoff. Ryan throws incomplete consecutive passes, but a defensive pass interference penalty against the Patriots gives Atlanta a first down at the 31st.
Half time: Patriots 13, Falcons 0
9:38 pm: FIELD GOAL PATRIOTS. Folk makes a 44-yard drive to extend the Patriots’ lead in Atlanta. Patriots lead 13-0 to the half.
9:33 pm: Hall captures Jones at the 37-yard line for a seven-yard loss.
9:31 pm: Jones completes Meyers at Atlanta 36 for an 18-yard gain.
9:27 pm: The Patriots start at 32 after Atlanta was called up for an illegal block on the punt return. Jones completes Bolden at 41 for nine yards.
9:23 pm: Judon dropped Ryan on the Falcons’ 6 for a nine-yard loss. Atlanta is forced to punt after the two-minute warning.
9:22 pm: Bailey clears 42 yards to put the Falcons on their own 14.
9:20 pm: Jones is sacked by Oluokun at the New England 26 for a 14-yard loss.
9:17 pm: Koo makes a 45-yard attempt for the Falcons, but is disallowed after an illegal formation penalty against Atlanta. Koo kicks the second down to the left and keeps Atlanta scoreless.
9:15 pm: Ryan is sacked by Van Noy at the New England 27 for a 14-yard loss, forcing the Falcons to attempt a Koo field goal attempt.
9:12 pm: Ollisin runs for another 12 yards, then two yards on the next few plays. Ryan then completes Pitts for seven yards.
9:10 pm: Ryan completes a pass down the middle to Zaccheaus for another nine yards. Ollisin rushes for 10 yards on fourth down to place the Falcons at New England 35.
9:07 pm: Ryan completes Zaccheaus for nine yards and gives the Falcons a first down at 46.
9:05 pm: TOUCHDOWN PATRIOTS. Jones completes Agholor, who takes him into the end zone to score. Patriots lead 10-0 with 13:32 left in the middle.
8:59 pm: Jones completes Harris for eight yards to give the Patriots another series of attempts from the 21st.
First-quarter: Patriots 3, Falcons 0
8:55 pm: Damien Harris rushes for 14 yards after Jones completes Harry for nine yards. Harris rushes for another 17 yards on the next play to give the Patriots a first down at Atlanta 36.
8:53 pm: Ryan throws incomplete back-to-back passes and forces the Falcons to punt. Colquitt punts for 50 yards to put the Patriots on their own 24.
8:50 pm: Ryan completes Gage for a 12-yard gain, then completes him again to pick up a yard at the 26.
8:48 pm: Ryan completes a short pass to Davis for six yards and is ejected at the 16th.
8:47 pm: Avery Williams returns for the Falcons and runs for 28 yards. An offensive penalty against Sean Williams pushes the Falcons to their own 10.
8:45 pm: FIELD GOAL PATRIOTS. Nick Folk kicks a 32-yard field goal and puts the Patriots on the board first. Patriots lead 3-0 with 5:15 remaining in the first quarter.
8:41 pm: Jones runs for two yards and gives the Patriots a first down since 17.
8:39 pm: Stevenson rushes for 21 yards and Harmon pushes him out of bounds at Atlanta 28.
8:37 pm: Jones throws a short pass down the middle to Smith for 17 yards, giving New England a first down since 49.
8:34 pm: Colquitt punts 51 yards to New England 44. A holding penalty against Cody Davis forces the Patriots to punt on their second drive.
8:30 pm: Ryan completes Mike Davis for seven yards. An illegal formation penalty against the Falcons pushes them back to theirs 2.
8:27 pm: Jake Bailey kicks a 44-yard punt that lands inside the Atlanta 4 and bounce out of bounds.
8:25 pm: Deion Jones makes the third down stop for the Falcons and forces the Patriots to punt on their first drive.
8:23 pm: Erik Harris receives a call for defensive pass interference, giving the Patriots a first down since 45.
8:20 pm: The hawks win the toss and postpone it. The Patriots get the kickoff and start at 25.
Patriots vs. Falcons start time
- Weather: 8:20 pm ET | 5:20 pm Pacific Time
The Patriots and Falcons will begin at 8:20 pm ET, the same time that all “Thursday Night Football” games are scheduled to begin during the 2021 NFL season. Pregame coverage of the event will begin at 7:30 pm ET on NFL Network and Fox. NFL Network will also broadcast “TNF First Look” on game day starting at 3 pm ET.
How to watch ‘Thursday Night Football’
“Thursday Night Football” will simulcast on Fox and the NFL Network for the remainder of the 2021 NFL regular season. Joe Buck and Troy Aikman will be in the booth, with Erin Andrews and Kristina Pink reporting from the bench.
Most cable providers in the United States have the NFL Network. It is also available through the satellite provider DirecTV (channels 212 and 1212) and the IPTV providers Verizon FiOS (channels 88 and 588) and Google Fiber (channel 2019).
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Schedule ‘Thursday Night Football’ 2021
|eleven||November 18th||Atlanta Falcons vs. New England Patriots||Fox, NFLN, Amazon|
|12||November 25||New Orleans Saints vs. Buffalo Bills||Fox, NFLN, Amazon|
|13||December 2nd||New Orleans Saints vs. Dallas Cowboys||Fox, NFLN, Amazon|
|14||December 9||Minnesota Vikings vs. Pittsburgh Steelers||Fox, NFLN, Amazon|
|fifteen||December 16||Los Angeles Chargers vs. Kansas City Chiefs||Fox, NFLN, Amazon|
|sixteen||December 23th||Tennessee Titans vs. San Francisco 49ers||NFL Network|
|sixteen||December 25 (Saturday)||Green Bay Packers vs. Cleveland Browns||Fox, NFLN, Amazon|
|sixteen||December 25 (Saturday)||Arizona Cardinals vs. Indianapolis Colts||NFL Network|