Powell is a slippery beast...also, big difference in Geno from a couple weeks ago? Putting the ball in front of the receivers on slants and in's instead of slightly behind them, allowing them to pick up that YAC.
What's so nice about him falling down like a QB in front of a tackler? Why doesn't he use his size to plow through for a couple more yards? Who does he think he is, Pussington?
It is called learning from his mistakes and great situational awareness. How fun was it watching him fight for an extra yard earlier this year only to have the ball ripped away from him? At that point in the game you take no risks of a possible fumble, you get down and get back to the LOS for the next play.
1) That's a great call on the first pass. Atlanta is playing zone, and Geno is looking to the right. The slot corner on Hill dictates that play, because if he's playing man, and follows Hill, there is a slant route about a second later behind Hill for a larger completion. If Atlanta is playing zone, then Hill is open (which is what happened). But that's the sort of scheme were the OC is setting you up to succeed. That deeper slant comes only after you read the Hill slant, so when you move to the second read, the ball can still be thrown on time coming out of the slant and not late. That's a great call by MM there.
2) The Geno run, seems like a weird call. All the WRs ran go routes there. The checkdown option (I'm assuming Powell) gets held up at the line because he gets sandwhiched between two players, and thus becomes a broken play. Not having a viable secondary option there is a bit puzzling. Although the call would've worked out great if Powell got through, because it was one on one with a LB for 15 yards around him. Nice play by Geno to make something out of nothing there once Powell was stopped.