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New England Defeats Atlanta 30-23 - Recap

Tom Brady sliced and diced the Falcons defense for 316 yards and 2 TDs as New England handed Atlanta a 30-23 defeat on Sunday at Georgia Dome.

Bettors who backed the Patriots were also rewarded, as they covered the closing number as an underdog of 2.5 at sportsbooks. Over-Under bettors saw the total score go OVER the closing total of 49.5.

LeGarrette Blount rushed for 64 yards, while Stevan Ridley added 53 yards in the win. Kenbrell Thompkins and Julian Edelman added 127 and 118 receiving yards respectively.

Jacquizz Rodgers rushed for 32 yards for Atlanta, while Jason Snelling added 26 yards. Matt Ryan threw for 421 yards for the Falcons, while receivers Tony Gonzalez and Julio Jones had 149 and 108 yards respectively.

New England was outgained by Atlanta 457-448 yards in Sunday's match, while the important battle of first downs was won 26-21 by the Falcons.

Atlanta lost the time of possession battle 30:39/29:21, leaving their defense on the field more than they wanted.

New England heads into a Week 5 battle against the Bengals. Atlanta, meanwhile, will have their next action against New York.