Atlanta Falcons: Offense grades after Eagles win

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Sep 14, 2015; Atlanta, GA, USA; Atlanta Falcons head coach Dan Quinn (left) celebrates with general manager Thomas Dimitroff (right) following their 26-24 win over the Philadelphia Eagles at the Georgia Dome. Mandatory Credit: Jason Getz-USA TODAY Sports

Once again, the Atlanta Falcons are 1-0. After a dominant first half, Atlanta was able to hold onto a 26-24 lead and see off the Philadelphia Eagles. This was an impressive start for Dan Quinn in his first game as head coach. You want fast and physical? You got it.

Defensively, the Falcons were simply outstanding in the first half. Sam Bradford couldn’t get anything going and DeMarco Murray finished the half with a net of minus-four yards. That’s the 2014 NFL rushing champion and he didn’t even register a single yard in two quarters of play. The second half was a different story, as Murray made two touchdowns (one rushing, one receiving), although he only finished with a net of nine yards by the end.

But now it’s time to focus on offense. How did each player fare against a rebuilding Eagles defense? We got the first taste of Kyle Shanahan’s Falcons offense, and it was generally very strong. Bar a few mistakes and frustrating play in the red zone and it was a good performance, with Matt Ryan and Julio Jones moving the football well. Let’s grade the offense.

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