Atlanta Falcons News: Should the Falcons’ defense worry the New Orleans Saints?


Good morning, Falcons fans. We are just three Sundays away from football, and 22 days from the Atlanta Falcons’ season opener. While you put your feet up with your coffee this Sunday morning, let’s get started with the news from around the web.

Falcons starting defense posts another shutout; should Saints be worried? — Christopher Dabe of

"The Atlanta Falcons first-team defense posted another first-quarter shutout in a preseason game Friday, this time blanking the New York Jets through their first five possessions."

Falcons’ first team strong, depth concerning — John Buhler of ATL All Day

"The Atlanta Falcons showcased their strengths earlier on against the New York Jets with strong performances across the board from the first team. However since it is the preseason, it was mostly about the reserves last night and the Jets had the hot backup QB in Bryce Petty."

6 observations vs New York Jets — Sunny Minhas of NFL Spin Zone

"The Atlanta Falcons travelled to New Jersey after a strong display from the 1st string against the Tennessee Titans. They hoped to build upon their performance against the Jets and that was certainly what they showed."

A look at who’s hot, who’s not with cuts looming — D. Orlando Ledbetter of

"They’ll have a walk-through on Sunday before taking Monday off. They’ll return to practice on Tuesday before facing Ndamukong Suh and the Miami Dolphins at 7 p.m. on Saturday at Sun Life Stadium."

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