The Falcons offense was the least of the worries on Sunday against the Cardinals. When you score over 30 points, the responsibility falls on the defense to get the job done, which they clearly didn’t do.
Let’s take a look at who stood out on the Falcons offense against the Cardinals.
The fact that Ryan is setting records and still losing tells you everything you need to know about the 2019 season. After a rough start, the QB has turned in several strong performances, highlighted by this nearly perfect performance. He finished 30/36 for 356 yards and four touchdowns with no interceptions. He was clearly in command from start to finish and the score wouldn’t even be this close if it weren’t for his performance in the second half of the game.
Don’t look now, but Austin Hooper may legitimately be one of the best receiving tight ends in the league. With eight receptions for 117 yards and a touchdown, Hooper was a consistent and reliable target all day. That’s the standard he’s been living up to all season. Where other guys have struggled, Hooper has shined. He’s been a breakout player on this offense.
Delivering one of his best games all year, Freeman ran the ball 19 times for 88 yards — a healthy 4.6 average per carry. He also tacked on three receptions for 30 yards and two receiving touchdowns. It was good to see him become a focal point of the offense again and deliver.
A quiet day for Julio is a blockbuster day for others. Jones finished with eight receptions for 108 yards on 9 targets. He converted several key third downs and continues to be a terror on the field.
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