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Don’t discount Matt Ryan just yet

Between playing from behind for the entire game to being under constant duress against the Super Bowl champions, the odds were stacked against Matt Ryan. Instead of crumbling, the resilient quarterback rose to the challenge and gave the Falcons something to build on.

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Is an 0-2 start still a death knell in a 17 game season?

This is sort of a pressing question for the Falcons because they’re, you know, 0-2.

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Falcoholic Podcast: Recap and thoughts on the loss to the Bucs

We did our best to find the positives to take away from this game.

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NFL City Guides: Where to eat, visit and watch

The NFL is back after a 2020 season disrupted by the COVID pandemic that meant few fans actually got to attend games. Now that we can get out there again (carefully and safely) to enjoy the game we love, SB Nation has you covered with recommendations on where to eat, attractions to visit, and the best ways to enjoy game day in every NFL city.

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Falcons snap counts and notes for a weird and wild Buccaneers loss

Atlanta got better performances out of the team this time out, but who was doing the performing?

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Ryan continues to set records as the Falcons continue to lose.

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Falcons will work out punters this week after Cameron Nizialek struggles Sunday

The former UGA punter shanked two punts against the Buccaneers.

Falcons 25, Buccaneers 48: Some signs of progress still results in blowout loss

At least they scored some touchdowns?

A.J. Terrell leaves game in 3rd quarter against Buccanneers

The team’s rising corner was shaken up defending a pass to Mike Evans.

Falcons WR Russell Gage questionable to return against Buccaneers

The Falcons have potentially lost their WR2 for the rest of the game.

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