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Falcons - Giants recap
We were prepared for sloppy football, and we were rewarded in kind. The offense is rudderless and lacking any kind of identity. It wasn’t just sloppy, but it was boring. Not a swell way to spend a Sunday.
But! The Falcons eked out a win in New Jersey against the New York Giants, courtesy of a last-second field goal by Younghoe Koo. The Falcons entered this one with a narrow 13-12 edge on the series history, and their win increases that margin (because that’s how math works).
We outlined three areas that Arthur Smith needed to address to immediately improve the offense, but he must not have read that piece. The offense was anything but organized, Kyle Pitts was primarily a ghost, and the same goes for Hayden Hurst.
It wasn’t pretty, but it gets Atlanta in the win column for the first time since last November.
Defensive tackle Marlon Davidson exited the contest right before the half with an ankle injury but was seen on the sidelines in the third quarter. His status should be considered up in the air.
Help on the horizon?
Guard Josh Andrews and cornerback Kendall Sheffield were placed on injured reserve prior to the season opener, but both could potentially be ready for next week’s tilt against Washington.
The Falcoholic Live postgame show
The gang from The Falcoholic Live had some thoughts on this one. Atlanta came away with a win, but the offense is clearly an abject mess. If you missed the live postgame show, you can view the replay right here.