If you spot a team four turnovers and 17 points you most likely will not win that game and the proof is in the pudding.
The Falcons fumbled three times and Matt Ryan threw one interception in a 23-20 overtime loss to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Adding insult to injury, the Falcons were penalized an uncharacteristic 11 times for 124 yards. Ryan did complete 37 of 45 passes for 397 yards and two touchdowns in the loss.
“We can’t dig ourselves that hole and expect to consistently get out of it,” said Ryan, who was responsible for two of the turnovers.
The Falcons must now get back to basics as they prepare to take on the struggling San Francisco 49ers next Sunday at Levi’s Stadium.