Falcons host Panthers this weekend

Defense is a major concern

The Atlanta Falcons (2-1, 1st NFC South) have rebounded from their opening loss to win two straight games and take over the NFC South.  While the offense is humming along at 438 yards a game, their defense is ranked near the bottom of the league, giving up 371 yards a game.  And defense wins championships.  Now come the Panthers (1-2, 3rd NFC South)

These two teams have a nice little history between them and have played falcons-442 times with the Falcons taking a 25-17 lead in the series.  While the Panthers record is under .500, they are favored in this match up by 3 1/2 because of that porous Falcons defense.  The Panthers, however, have a stiff defense, ranked 3rd in the NFL and is the best Atlanta has come across this season.

“An excellent defense,” QB Matt Ryan said of Carolina.  “I think their front seven does a great job both against the run and the pass. Two excellent linebackers. A front four that is very deep across the board. Those guys play extremely well. For us, it’s going to be important to play well up front and to prepare for their scheme. I think they do a great job of understanding their scheme and understanding the offenses that they’re going against.”

The game kicks off at Noon in the Georgia Dome.  Plenty of great seats and affordable tickets are still available so be sure to grab yours today and help cheer on your Atlanta Falcons this Sunday!

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Falcons end skid, face undefeated Panthers

The Atlanta Falcons finally overcame themselves and ended their six game losing streak against the Jacksonville Jaguars last weekend and now face the still undefeated Jacksonville Jaguars this Sunday.

Although they were two point underdogs against the Jaguars, the Falcons managed to hold on to their lead with their best performance in recent memory.  For the Falcons this week, this is a must win in order to stay in the playoff hunt and Head Coach Dan Quinn will continue to push his team.

“As far as I know, when you’ve got a shot, you’ve got a shot,” Quinn said. “We’ve got an awesome challenge ahead this week, and it’s one we’re absolutely jacked for. And we will be ready to rock.”

Tickets are still available for this pivotal match up so be sure to get yours today and help cheer on your Atlanta Falcons!!

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Falcons fall to Saints

“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!

 

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