Joe Horn wasn’t the only former star receiver to receive a celebration tribute this week. After intercepting Dak Prescott in the end zone http://www.atlantafalconsteamonline.com/calvin-ridley-jersey , Titans safety Kevin Byard paid homage to Terrell Owens by running towards midfield and celebrating on the star in the middle of the field. Back in 2000, Terrell Owens ran to the midfield logo after scoring a touchdown when he was a member of the San Francisco 49ers. Like Owens’ celebration, a Cowboys player wasn’t particularly happy with the celebration on the star. Cowboys cornerback Byron Jones ran onto the field and pushed Byard and the rest of the Titans off of it.Maybe the Cowboys shouldn’t throw interceptions in the end zone if they don’t want players dancing on their logo.Terrell Owens noticed the celebration and gave Byard some recognition on Twitter. After the game, Byard said that he thought of TO’s celebration when he intercepted the pass:“I’m going straight to the 50. I’m going to let them know that we’re here to play ball,” Byard said. He was right, too. The Cowboys had all the momentum at the point, but the Titans scored on their next drive to tie the game, 7-7. They went on to hand Dallas its first home loss of the season, winning 28-14.He was fined for the action but didn’t seem to mind:We agree that it was worth it, even if coach Mike Vrabel disagrees.What We Learned: Falcons vs. Saints A gritty rivalry between two NFC South teams resulted in an overtime loss for the Falcons. Here is what we learned from the annual matchup with the Saints. The rivalry between the Atlanta Falcons and the New Orleans Saints goes way beyond the football. There’s pure hatred and very little respect between the respective cities and fan bases. When these two teams meet on the gridiron Authentic Julio Jones Jersey , there is a sure bet for fireworks to occur. This edition of the rivalry was no exception. The 43-37 loss is a bitter one, and in the midst of the game, the Falcons lost an underrated piece of their defense in safety Ricardo Allen to a season-ending Achilles injury (thanks Adam Caplan). They also unquestionably showed why the losses of Deion Jones and Keanu Neal were monumental in their own right. I know some fans may not want to hear it either, but the tackling by the Falcons defense was an eyesore, and I’m being nice. The arrival of a special receiver was also the talk of the game here as rookie Calvin Ridley introduced himself to the Saints and the rivalry with seven catches for 146 yards and three touchdowns, including a beautiful 75-yard touchdown reception. Play calling from offensive coordinator Steve Sarkisian was excellent, and for the second week in a row, the second-year assistant drew fewer and fewer critics. Jason Getz-USA TODAY SportsI refuse to jump the gun here, but the way the offense has played after their flat display against Philadelphia in Week 1 is a very welcome sight. This is without the services of their No. 1 running back and now their starting left guard, who is on injured reserve for the rest of the season. But this was a game that had an equal share of good and bad. The “bad” in this matchup was evident in all four quarters Matt Ryan Jersey , and it is something that you don’t expect to see from a team that is a full season removed from a Super Bowl appearance. The amount of injuries on this team is enough to make any team or any head coach considerably worried. Ironically, it was a team that had a machine on offense and a so-so defensive unit that won 11 games in 2016 and found themselves Super Bowl bound. History could repeat itself with this team. However, the odds are not reliable. Not only will the players on the field have to step up, but more is being called for from the coaching staff. As we saw in this game against New Orleans, decision making, even in the early stages of the game, can prove to be critical in a one-score loss. The season is far from lost for the Falcons. It’s not even the end of the opening month of the season. However, circumstances such as this will be a real test for the entire franchise. From top to bottom.
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