The Atlanta Falcons are coming off their bye week where they will meet up with the Miami Dolphins.
Miami has been struggling all season on the offensive side of the ball but sit at 2-2. The last time we saw the Falcons they lost to the Bills by the score of 23-17. In that Bills game we had both Julio Jones and Mohamed Sanu injured on offense.
The Miami Dolphins are coming into this match up a little banged up. With Wide Receiver DeVante Parker and Jay Ajayi both being limited or not practicing this week. Last week the Dolphins struggled to get anything going for them on offense against the Titans but thats where the defense stepped up and made the plays to secure a 16-10 win. Jay Cutler has looked like what we all thought he’d look like when he got signed.
The Falcons are coming in off their bye week, and having lost the week prior, they are looking forward at getting back and playing a very fast and physical game. Sanu and Upshaw were ruled out for this weeks game but we will have Jones and Beasley returning for this game. It wouldn’t surprise me to see these guys be limited throughout the game so the injuries don’t resurface for the future.
I wouldn’t be surprised if the Falcons come out the gates on fire on both the offense and the defense. This game could get out of hand early with the Dolphins struggling to score at all this season (averaging 10.25 points per game). I would expect the Falcons to drop 30+ points for the 3rd time this season and go to 4-1 and have a full game lead over the Panthers in the division.
The game will be televised at 1:00pm on Sunday on CBS
Over the course of 60 minutes of injuries, careless play, and questionable calls, the Buffalo Bills came into Atlanta and edged out the Falcons in a 23-17 thriller. Both teams now sit at 3-1.
The first drive for the Falcons started out promising with the offense firing on all cylinders. However, the Bills’ defense came through and forced a punt, which set the tone for the rest of the game. Neither offense was able to put consistent drives together. Matt Ryan threw two interceptions just a week after throwing three in a win in Detroit. Ryan also was stripped as he threw on a play that the Bills returned for a touchdown, though video replay clearly showed that Ryan had control of the ball and it should have been an incomplete pass. Nevertheless, the refs didn’t catch it and the Bills got 7 points.
The defense generally played well for the Falcons outside of a few lapses in coverage which ultimately proved to be costly.
The big story in this game was injuries. Julio Jones left the game with a hip injury and did not return. Mohamed Sanu also left the game with a hamstring injury and didn’t return. The Falcons also played without safety Ricardo Allen, linebacker Vic Beasley, defensive end Courtney Upshaw, and offensive tackle Ryan Schraeder.
Despite playing poorly, the Falcons still gave themselves a chance to win in the end, but they were unable to convert in four downs with seconds left after driving the ball into Bills’ territory.
Coming up for the Falcons will be a much-needed bye week to let everyone get healthy and to try to refocus after two straight weeks of sloppy play.
The Atlanta Falcons look to keep the momentum going early this season as they match up with the Buffalo Bills in Atlanta.
This will be the Falcons second game playing in our new home, and if its anything like the first game at home the crowd will be rocking and the team will be fired up!
The Buffalo Bills are coming into this game coming off a big win against a great Broncos defense. They will be coming in looking to upset another contender in the NFL. Expect to see a very tight defensive game. The only game the bills have lost this season was on the road at Carolina where they only managed to put up only three points.
Meanwhile, the Atlanta Falcons are coming off a thriller in Detroit where it seemed as if the game was over. But an overturned call went in the Falcons favor to keep the undefeated season alive for the time being. The Falcons have looked like they are finding their pace on offense the past two weeks dropping 30+ points in each game. The lone home game the Falcons have played so far at home, they couldn’t be stopped! I would expect the falcons to come out tomorrow and just put the foot on the gas with Matt Ryan and company ready to prove that we are ready for anything this season.
After such a dominating performance versus the Packers in a NFCCG rematch, the Falconslooked to stay undefeated in Detroit. The Detroit Lions hosted the Atlanta Falcons at Ford Field Sunday afternoon in a intense match up. The Falcons explosive offense versus a revamped and rebuilt Detroit lions defense.
Some may argue that the Falcons offense should overpower the lions defense but others argue that a revamped lions defense should dominate the Falcons offense. As seen, the Detroit defense stood tall but the Atlanta defense prevailed in the end to close out the game.
MVP Matt Ryan had him an ugly showing in the win throwing three interceptions and a pick for a touchdown. Matt was 24-35 for 294 yards and three interceptions, even though two were off the hands of receivers. Devanta Freeman had 21 carries for 106 yards rushing and a touchdown. Julio led the receivers with 7 receptions for 91 yards but injured his back in 4th quarter on a hit. This wasn’t Matt Ryan’s worst game but it definitely wasn’t his best, throwing his first interceptions in nine games dating back to last season.
The Atlanta Falcons defense stood stout the whole first half but got tired toward the end. For the 3rd week in a row the defensed clinched the game with a game winning tackle to preserve a win. Brian Poole led the defense with seven solo tackles, a tackle for loss, and couple major pass break ups in win. Deion Jones led all linebackers with six solo tackles. Robert Alford had a game clinching interception but was called back due to questionable holding call on Trufant.
This by far has been the ugliest game of the season for the Falcons due to the turnovers and penalties. The hard fought battle between the two came down to a last second replay review on a catch by Golden Tate. Stafford who went 25-45 with 264 yards and a touchdown threw a slant pass to Tate on the goal line and it was called a touchdown. The referee went to the review booth to over look call and reversed the call due to Tate’s knee being on the ground before crossing the goal line.
Since the Lions had no timeouts left and there were eight seconds left, the review triggered an automatic 10 second run off and the Falcons prevailed.
After a tough win by the Falcons they become 3-0 and remain Atop in the NFL. They look forward to a home game in front of their fans against the Buffalo Bills at Mercedes Benz Stadium. Falcons look to go into film session next week and fix a number broken coverage’s and penalties to get ahead for next game.
Once again, the fans come to see an explosive offense put up big numbers but today offense sold the tickets but the defense fought like it was a championship.