ST. LOUIS — Falcons tight end Justin Peelle, in his first game back since under going sports hernia surgery, had a major impact in the 34-17 victory over the St. Louis Rams on Sunday.
With the Falcons trailing 17-16, quarterback Matt Ryan completed a 12-yard pass to Peelle. Two plays later, Peelle caught a 2-yard touchdown pass to put the Falcons ahead for good.
Peelle had not played since the Philadelphia game on Oct. 17.
He was wide open on the touchdown grab.
“They bit on the run and then two guys went with Tony (Gonzalez),” Peelle said. “There was nobody out there.”