Atlanta Falcons: Five things we learned in win over Houston Texans

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Oct 4, 2015; Atlanta, GA, USA; Atlanta Falcons running back Devonta Freeman (24) celebrates his touchdown run with quarterback Matt Ryan (2) in the first quarter of their game against the Houston Texans at the Georgia Dome. Mandatory Credit: Jason Getz-USA TODAY Sports

The Atlanta Falcons had several question marks coming into their week 4 match up against the Houston Texans. After a record-breaking performance from running back Devonta Freeman, many wondered if he could sustain his great play in back-to-back games. Well, he did. Freeman scored three more rushing touchdowns and added 149 all-purpose yards.

The second question mark was whether or not the Falcons’ offensive line could hold up against a tremendous front seven that the Texans possess. Your answer? They did a fine job. Ryan was sacked twice, but the offensive line held together for Ryan en route to 256 passing yards on 19 of 27 passing and one touchdown.

The line also helped the Falcons’ running back committee to 135 yards on the ground and four touchdowns. In fact, the Texans’ defense had not allowed four rushing touchdowns in a game since 2009.

The third and final question was whether or not the Falcons’ defense could slow down running back Arian Foster who would be making his season debut for the Texans. Foster rushed for 10 yards on eight carries.

Let’s take a look at five things we learned as the Falcons improve to 4-0 on the season.