The Falcons came crashing back to earth in spectacular fashion against the Buccaneers, looking like a shell of the team that had hit the field the previous two weeks. Get caught up with all the news and notes from over the weekend in Monday’s edition of Falcoholinks.
Falcons - Buccaneers recap
This team defies all logic and reason. After not allowing a touchdown in the past two games on the road as they secured victories against New Orleans and Carolina, the Falcons were bested at home by the just-as-lowly Buccaneers. Seeing their all-time lead drop to 27-25 against Tampa Bay and their winning streak snapped, the Falcons now move to 3-8 and the bottom of the NFC South after the 35-22 loss.
We were confident in the Falcons’ wide receivers’ ability to torch the Tampa secondary (Julio Jones does consistent damage against them, after all), but it was the Bucs who manhandled Atlanta’s defensive backs en route to the win.
The loss also officially put the kibosh on any miracle run Atlanta was hoping to embark on to capture the NFC South.
Desmond Trufant sets a career high in interceptions
Desmond Trufant had some trouble handling the football last season on would-be interceptions. Not so in 2019. With his first quarter pick of Jameis Winston, Trufant set a new career high in interceptions with his fourth of the year.
Sean Harlow waived
The Falcons waived offensive guard and former fourth-round pick Sean Harlow on Friday afternoon, paving the way for defensive end Austin Larkin to land on the active roster after Takk McKinley was questionable to go. Harlow could be headed back to the Falcons’ practice squad.