The Atlanta Falcons looked completely flat in the 24-15 road loss to the Philadelphia Eagles, even after an extended break.
On the plus side, Atlanta remains atop the division with a 6-4 record.
Who’s up and who’s down following the game?
Atlanta’s top pick from the 2015 NFL Draft is turning into what the Falcons expected him to be when they selected him eighth overall. Beasley added two sacks on Sunday, giving him 9.5 on the season. He also forced his fourth fumble of the year.
The Falcons best play of the day came on a 76-yard touchdown catch by Gabriel. Matt Ryan found him wide open in the Eagles secondary and he blew past a defender for an easy score. Many thanks to the Cleveland Browns for waiving the speedy receiver.
At least we didn't have to wait until 4 p.m. to watch the Falcons play like garbage. Oh, and both the Carolina Panthers and New Orleans Saints lost, so we have that going for us.
Ryan Matthews had the game of his life with a 109-yard, two-touchdown performance and Wendell Smallwood found success as well as he racked up 70 yards on 13 carries. The Eagles finished with 208 total rushing yards and dominated the Falcons up and down the field. Atlanta has to get better.
Right guard will be a problem all season long. It's doubtful the Falcons switch to rookie Wes Schweitzer at any point this year, but there's no way Chester is a Falcon in 2017.
Schraeder has struggled right along with Chester at times. Brandon Graham gave the right tackle fits as he turned in a rough afternoon.
Give us your three up, three down.