The Atlanta Falcons’ 20 Greatest Games of All Time


Published: May 2, 2009


... in the NFL. Matt Ryan will lead the unit through a brutal schedule that includes the AFC East and the NFC East. Matchups with the Patriots, Cowboys, and Giants all have the potential to become instant classics. 

While we wait for the 2009 fireworks to begin, let's count down the 20 greatest games in Atlanta Falcons history.


20.  Falcons 20, Saints 17: November 12, 1978

Down 17 to 13 with just seconds left on the clock, the Falcons lined up in a trip set, and Steve Bartkowski threw it up for grabs. Wallace Francis tipped the ball to Alfred Jackson, who scampered into the end zone for the game-winning 57-yard touchdown, and “Big Ben Right” was born.

Just two weeks later, the Falcons again victimized the Saints with Big Ben by drawing a last-second pass interference call in the end zone which l...

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