Joey Harrington threw a pair of touchdown passes to Michael
Jenkins, 47-year-old Morten Andersen kicked four field goals and
the Falcons defeated Matt Schaub and the Houston Texas 26-16 today.
Jenkins hauled in scoring passes of 5 and 7 yards, the first
two-touchdown game of his up-and-down career. Harrington -- who
took over as the Falcons starter after Schaub was traded and Vick
became embroiled in a dogfighting case -- had another effective day
by competing 23-of-29 for 223 yards.
A week earlier, Harrington threw for 361 yards in a loss to
The Falcons (1-3) were one of five winless teams left in the
N-F-L. The team went up 20-7 in the first and guarded their lead
the rest of the game. The Texans (2-2) twice closed within a
touchdown but could NOT come all the way back.
The N-F-L's oldest player, Andersen showed he still has plenty
of punch in his left leg by connecting from 28, 22, 36 and 46
yards. He also had a 42-yard attempt that came up short and might
have been nicked by a Houston rusher.
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