“It’s always tough to lose your first game,” Falcons defensive tackle Adrian Clayborn said. “They executed perfectly. The beat us on offense. They beat us on defense and they won the turnover battle. You can’t come back from that no matter how good you play.”
It was going to happen sooner or later, that first loss of the season. For the Atlanta Falcons, it came at the hands of a struggling New Orleans Saints team. For their part, the Saints did not look like the team of the past few weeks. QB Drew Brees was 30-39 for 312 yards and a touchdown. The Falcons committed three turnovers in the loss even as Matt Ryan was 30-44 for 295 yards and two touchdowns.
“For us to finish minus-three (three turnovers) was hard on us,” Falcons coach Dan Quinn said. “We weren’t able to create any defensively. We had a blocked punt and the turnovers really told the story of the game. It’s hard to overcome those mistakes.”
The Falcons must put it all aside and concentrate on their upcoming game against the 1-4 Tennessee Titans. Plenty of great seats and affordable tickets are still available so be sure to get yours today and help cheer on your Atlanta Falcons on the road!