The Falcons went down big against the Bengals and mustered enough fight to make a ballgame in the second half. They fell to 3-4 but remain tied for first place in the dumpster fire of a division that is the NFC South.
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Falcons - Bengals recap
This one was looking like an absolute blowout in the first half, but the Atlanta Falcons channeled some of that never-say-die energy to make an actual game out of this for a bit. In the end, the Falcons had no answer for Joe Burrow and his receiving corps, falling 35-17 to the Bengals in Cincinnati.
The way Atlanta’s secondary has looked of late, we knew the Falcons would struggle against the Bengals’ offense. A rash of in-game injuries in the defensive backfield meant that Joe Burrow & Co. could do what they pleased.
It was a stark reminder that the Falcons are still in the midst of a rebuild — one that may appear ahead of schedule, but a rebuild nonetheless.
The loss aside, Atlanta injuries were the story of this game. The Falcons lost multiple defenders, with A.J. Terrell’s first-quarter exit due to a hamstring injury the biggest loss.
The Falcoholic Live postgame show
The gang from The Falcoholic Live rarely sleep, and if they do, they’ve got their eyes wide open to monitor the takes. They had some of those takes on this week’s episode of the Falcoholic Live postgame show, which you can view in its entirety right here.