The Atlanta Falcons took a full four quarters to defeat the Chicago Bears today. Once again they showed us why being a Falcons fan is the cardiac equivalent of various high risk activities, sneaking by a team many of us overlooked when analyzing the 2017 schedule.
Going forward the team has plenty to work on. From questionable run defense to sloppy special teams play, today’s victory was imperfect. But that said, injuries were basically a non-issue, and that’s worth celebrating. Andrew Hirsh basically summed it up perfectly with this tweet:
The Falcons won their first game with two new coordinators and didn't suffer a major injury. Not much else matters.— Andrew Hirsh (@andrewhirsh) September 10, 2017