The Atlanta Falcons came into East Rutherford with a plan on picking up their third win and moving to 3-2 and the New York Giants nearly allowed it to happen. Going into the fourth quarter, the Falcons held a slim 20-17 lead, but the Giants scored 13 points in the 4th quarter while holding the Falcons scoreless to take the game 20-30.
While pundits are pointing at team injuries, head coach Mike Smith has a different view on the matter:
“It’s not anybody’s fault but mine,” he said. “It is my responsibility as the head coach, ultimately. And I will, and do, take responsibility for that. It is not about those players.”
The Falcons will regroup this week as they prep for the Chicago Bears who are coming off of a 24-31 loss to the Carolina Panthers. Plenty of great seats and cheap tickets are still available so be sure to get yours now and help cheer on your Atlanta Falcons.
The Atlanta Falcons came into Minnesota thinking of a 3-2 record but instead they watched as Rookie Quarterback Teddy Bridgewater torched their defense for 317 yards in the air and the combined rushing total of 241 yards (Bridgewater ran five times for 27 yards). In the fourth quarter, Bridgewater tweaked his ankle while scrambling from the Falcons defense. In the end, the Falcons fell to the Vikings 28-41.
“I felt what happened during the play. It was basically a non-contact injury,” Bridgewater said after the game. “I tried to make a plant move, and just rolled my ankle in a funny way. I wasn’t worried at all.”
The Falcons stay on the road and visit the New York Giants who are coming off a big 45-14 victory over the Washington Redskins. Plenty of cheap tickets and great seats are still available so be sure to get yours today and help cheer on your Atlanta Falcons.
After a 37-34 overtime win over the New Orleans Saints, head coach admitted that going after quarterback Drew Brees would not be easy given his quick foot speed and even quicker release but against the Bengals, pressure was a must. It just didn’t happen.
“We’ve got to put more pressure on the quarterback,” Head Coach Mike Smith said. “It’s not where we want to be after the first two games. And I think it has translated into us not playing the type of defense that we want. We haven’t been able to pressure the quarterback, nor have we been able to stop the run. And those are two issues that we definitely have to address and get better at.”
They didn’t “stop the run” to the tune of 90 yards and gave up nearly 500 in the 24-10 loss but they have the chance to right the ship as they take on the Tampa Bay Buccaneers this Sunday. Plenty of great seats and cheap tickets still remain…Get yours today!