Patriots - Falcons: Photo Gallery

The New England Patriots were defeated 26-23 by the Atlanta Falcons on Friday night in their first preseason game. Each team managed over 400 yards of total offense in a high-scoring affair that lasted until the final drive. Here is an assortment of high quality images from the game.

Photo Gallery: Patriots 23 @ Falcons 26
Preseason: Week One
Friday August 11, 2006

New England Patriots coach Bill Belichick walks the sidelines during the second half of a preseason NFL football game against the Atlanta Falcons on Friday, Aug. 11, 2006, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/Rob Carr)

New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady hands off to Laurence Maroney during the first half of an NFL exhibition football game against the Atlanta Falcons on Friday, Aug. 11, 2006, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/Rob Carr)

New England Patriots running back Laurence Maroney runs with the ball during the first half of an exhibition football game, against the Atlanta Falcons Friday Aug. 11, 2006 in Atlanta. (AP Photo/John Amis)

Atlanta Falcons kicker Michael Koenen hits the game-winning field goal as time expired against the New England Patriots, for a 26-23 win in an NFL exhibition football game Friday, Aug. 11, 2006, in Atlanta. Holding on the play is Matt Schaub. (AP Photo/Rob Carr)

Atlanta Falcons kicker Michael Koenen celebrates hitting the game-winning field goal against the New England Patriots for a 26-23 win in an NFL football exhibition football game Friday, Aug. 11, 2006, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/Rob Carr)

Atlanta Falcons quarterback D.J. Shockley scrambles against the New England Patriots during the fourth quarter of an exhibition football game Friday Aug. 11, 2006, in Atlanta. The Falcons won 26-23. (AP Photo/John Amis)

Atlanta Falcons quarterback DJ Shockley prepares to throw against the New England Patriots during the second half of an exhibition football game, Friday Aug. 11, 2006 in Atlanta. The Falcons won 26-23. (AP Photo/John Amis)

Atlanta Falcons quarterback Michael Vick throws a pass against the New England Patriots during the first half of an exhibition football game Friday, Aug. 11, 2006, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/Rob Carr)

New England Patriots' Laurence Maroney (39) eludes Atlanta Falcons' Lawyer Milloy (36) for a gain during the first half of an exhibition football game Friday, Aug. 11, 2006, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/Rob Carr)

 

 

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