Beasley, Falcons hold off Giants


Vic Beasley had one tackle in Monday night’s 23-20 win over the New York Giants at Mercedes Benz Stadium in Atlanta.


The Falcons led 10-3 at halftime and took a 20-6 lead early in the fourth quarter. The Giants scored a pair of touchdowns in the final three minutes. A Giorgio Tavecchio 56-yard field goal with just under two minutes remaining between those two New York touchdowns made the difference. Tavecchio was signed this week by Atlanta for injured kicker Matt Bryant.


Beasley, an Adairsville native, heads into the Falcons’ bye week with a total of six tackles, one sack, and one pass defended through the first seven games.


Atlanta’s first round choice in 2015 (8th overall) out of Clemson, Beasley’s Monday night stop gives him 101 tackles in his four-year career.


Atlanta (3-4) is currently in fourth place in the NFC South behind division-leading New Orleans (5-1), Carolina (4-2), and Tampa Bay (3-3).


The Falcons, who are winless on the road this season, return to action Sunday, November 4 at Washington and follow that with a road game at Cleveland on November 11. Atlanta plays six of its final nine regular season games on the road.

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