The NFC South is the weakest division in the NFL and the Atlanta Falcons were still somehow in first place with a 4-7 record. Then the New Orleans Saints pulled off a win to up their record to 5-7. The Falcons had to win…and win they did 18-29.
The Falcons were led by Matt Ryan (30-41 for 361 yards a 2 TD’s), DeShawn Jackson (18 carries for 101 yards) and most brilliantly by receiver Julio Jones who hauled in 10 catches for 189 yards and a touchdown.
“When we play consistent football, we can put that type of performance out there,” Falcons coach Mike Smith said after the game.
The Falcons must now face the powerhouse Green Bay Packers. Great tickets are still available and affordable seats are waiting for you!
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.
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!