Brady threw for 316 yards and two touchdowns as the
New England built a 30-13 lead before the Falcons rallied.
They had a chance to tie it up in the final minute, but
The Patriots again played without star tight end
But the Brady-led offense finally looked like itself after struggling the first three games.
New England seemed in control when
Thompkins finished with six catches for 127 yards — nearly as much as the first three games of his career.
Atlanta (1-3) dropped two games below .500 for the first time since 2007 despite a career night from
New England led just 13-10 before a wild final period. Blount stunned the
Edelman hauled in a 16-yard pass, followed by 44-yard reception that set up the touchdown throw to Thompkins in the left corner of the end zone, sending many of the Atlanta fans heading to the exits with nearly 10 minutes left.
They nearly missed an epic comeback after
New England recovered a second onside kick, but fumbled a snap on fourth down and turned it back over to the Falcons.
Ryan completed a 49-yard pass to