Atlanta Falcons 7 New England Patriots 23
It finally happened. The New England Patriots defence has arrived and what a week to do it! Taking on 2016 MVP Matt Ryan and the struggling Atlanta offence under new Offensive Coordinator Steve Sarkisian, the New England Patriots showed that they can make stops on defence, stopping Atlanta from scoring until there was only 4:09 left in the game. It was only a strong Julio Jones catch – as he ripped it out of Malcolm Butler’s hands – that prevented New England’s defence from pitching a shutout.