CHARLES TOWN – The Patriots looked as if they were going to break their six-game losing streak on Friday, but after a 48-point Frankfort revival in the second half the Falcons would fly away with the win.
The Patriots possessed the ball for 25:31 compared to Frankfort's 22:29, working in Washington's favor for the first half when they led 21-14. After the half, though, the Falcons worked the clock more strategically. Offensively, they would give the ball to junior Nick Marley 15 times who would rack up 227 yards and four touchdowns.
Washington would fail to keep up with Marley, and would only be able to post 16 more points before the final buzzer.
Whether it was homecoming energy or not, the silver lining is that this is the best the Patriots have performed all season, especially against a higher tier team. Though they enter their bye-week winless, they can prepare for another tough opponent in the Applemen (6-0).