Falcons HC Mike Smith liked how quarterback Matt Ryan and the first-team offense marched down the field on a 15-play, 77-yard drive on the Falcons' first possession, ending with Jacquizz Rodgers' 2-yard touchdown run.
"Like the way our first-team offense came back and answered the opening drive that the Dolphins were able to put together," Smith said. "I believe it was maybe 15 official plays, maybe 18 snaps. A nine-minute drive that ended in a touchdown."
Rookie RB Devonta Freeman, a popular draft target with Steven Jackson injured, carried 10 times for 50 yards and added a 57-yard reception. He continues to run third on the team's depth chart, however, due to a slow start in camp.