Grading Atlanta Falcons’ Through 4 Games

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Sep 18, 2014; Atlanta, GA, USA; Tampa Bay Buccaneers wide receiver Mike Evans (13) gets tackled by Atlanta Falcons cornerback Desmond Trufant (21) after a reception in the second quarter of their game at the Georgia Dome. Mandatory Credit: Jason Getz-USA TODAY Sports

Overall Defense Grade: D

A dismal pass rush and a run defense that is far too prone to allowing huge gains, the Falcons defense will struggle unless they improve in the trenches. The secondary and linebacker corps have performed admirably in a difficult situation, but improvement across the board is absolutely crucial. This team will only go as far as the defense allows them to.