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.
This is sort of a pressing question for the Falcons because they’re, you know, 0-2.
We did our best to find the positives to take away from this game.
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Atlanta got better performances out of the team this time out, but who was doing the performing?
We’re that tasty chicken biscuit that makes you 15 minutes late for work.
The Packers are reeling and will try to get right against an NFC North rival.
Atlanta’s head coach responds to Monday’s pressing questions and big problems.
Mostly an afterthought outside of special teams in his career, Cordarrelle Patterson is being used as so much more in Atlanta, and the benefits have been immediate.
Believe it or not, there were some guys that played well in that loss.
Keeping track of which Falcons are rising and falling throughout the 2021 season
Ryan continues to set records as the Falcons continue to lose.
Atlanta hung in the game for a while, but they’re not quite there yet.
The former UGA punter shanked two punts against the Buccaneers.
At least they scored some touchdowns?
The team’s rising corner was shaken up defending a pass to Mike Evans.
A closer look at a juggernaut and some unexpectedly kind words about Atlanta’s season-long outlook, courtesy of James Yarcho at Bucs Nation.
Another 0-2 start is what threatens the Falcons
Where do both teams stand ahead of their week 2 matchup?
It’s been a historic tale of ebbs and flows for both teams in this rivalry.
After a rough season opener, here is one question I have for the Atlanta Falcons going into Week 2
The Falcons health report for Friday, Sept. 17
The Falcons cut recently-signed OL Danny Isidora in a corresponding move.
Let’s just pray Matt Ryan survives.
Um... that is not great.
Will Arthur Smith and this new regime get the team to "rise up" to their latest challenge in Week 2?