With week six of the NFL season basically in the books, these two teams put on abysmal performances yesterday. The Atlanta Falcons managed to choke away a big lead and once again lose another game in their new stadium to an AFC East team. Meanwhile, the Denver Broncos embarrassed themselves on Sunday night against a winless and injury-depleted New York Giants team.

Atlanta Falcons

The Atlanta Falcons came out fresh off of a bye week with a home game against the offensively challenged Miami Dolphins. They quickly jumped out to a 17-0 led by halftime, tallying up a 50-yard Matt Bryant field goal, a 40-yard touchdown pass to Marvin Hall and a six-yard Tevin Coleman touchdown run.

Miami then opened the quarter with a long touchdown drive, resulting in an 11-yard touchdown pass to Kenny Stills. Atlanta then went three and out, and the Dolphins scored again on a seven-yard pass to Jarvis Landry.

The Falcons then managed eight plays before being forced to punt towards the start of the fourth quarter, which resulted in a bad snap, giving Miami the ball at midfield. They ended with a 49-yard field goal by Cody Parkey to tie the game.

Atlanta then went three and out again, with Miami driving down to take the led on a 38-yard field goal with 2:30 remaining. The Falcons had one last chance, as Matt Ryan drove them down to be 1st and 10 at Miami's 26 with 39 seconds left. He was then intercepted by Reshad Jones to seal a 20-17 Dolphins victory.

Denver Broncos

The Denver Broncos came into week seven Sunday night game at home fresh off of a bye week against the injury-depleted New York Giants. Denver came into the game with the best statistical run defense in the NFL and one of the best pass defenses.

Meanwhile, the Giants had one of the worst run offenses and were down their top four receivers.

Naturally, the Giants marched down on their first drive and got a field goal to take an early lead. Denver then marched down soon after but kicker Brandon McManus missed a 35-yard field goal, as he continues to struggle this season.

New York then capitalized on this, going down and scoring on a five-yard touchdown pass to Evan Engram, to take a stunning 10-0 led.

Trevor Siemian then threw an interception, which the Giants did nothing with and then Denver got their first points on a 28-yard field goal. The Broncos would get the ball before halftime and Siemian threw an ill-advised pass that Janois Jenkins intercepted and returned for a touchdown. What many around the league thought would be an easy victory for Denver was a 17-3 lead for the winless Giants.

The second half of the game saw the Giants offense kick three field goals, making two of them. They trusted their defense to keep Denver at bay, and they did. Denver punted once, missed a field goal, fumbled and turned it over on downs.

They finally got on the board with a 13-yard touchdown pass to Jeff Heuerman with 4:07 left but failed to recover the onside kick, as they fell 23-10 to the Giants.