Tuesday, October 5, 2010
NFC South Week 4 decisive moment
By Pat Yasinskas
I wrote last week about how Atlanta's Roddy White has become one of the best wide receivers in the NFL. I neglected to tell you White also has become one of the best all-around players in the NFL, so he went out and showed us Sunday.
In a play that showcased his athletic ability, instincts and intelligence, White basically won Sunday’s game against San Francisco. With the 49ers leading 14-13 late in the fourth quarter, Atlanta quarterback Matt Ryan was intercepted by cornerback Nate Clements, a play that seemingly sealed the game for the 49ers.
But White took off after Clements down the sideline, caught him from behind and punched the ball loose for a fumble. Guard Harvey Dahl recovered and that gave the Falcons another chance. This time, the Falcons didn’t give anything away.
They moved the ball within field goal range and Matt Bryant made the winning 43-yard kick with two seconds left.