With the Falcons holding a 19-10 lead, the offensive line came out to start the third quarter and helped to power a touchdown drive that broke open the game. On the 75-yard touchdown drive, the Falcons ran eight times for 44 yards, and Freeman capped the drive up with a 1-yard touchdown run.
“We had close to 100 yards rushing,” quarterback Matt Ryan said. “In the second half our offensive line really got it going, and our running backs were able to get in there behind them and run effectively and physically. Our guys were physical the entire day.
“We have to give credit to our offensive line, they really got us going.”