Atlanta Falcons: Forget about the Saints, it’s time for the Titans


It’s time to forget about the Saints, and move onto the Tennessee Titans.

The blocked punt, the fumbles, the dropped catches, the lack of a pass rush is done. It was a bad game for the Atlanta Falcons with some costly errors, but the Saints deserve credit too. They played well and deserved the victory. On to the next one.

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Dan Quinn will identity the mistakes and address them in this mini bye week, and you can bet the team will be ready to roll at kickoff time in Week 7.

So, what challenge awaits in Tennessee?

Rookie quarterback Marcus Mariota leads the league’s No. 26 offense—No. 28 in passing and No. 22 in rushing offense. They average 233 passing yards and 107.6 rushing yards per game. And while the Titans offense has struggled somewhat, the defense is no joke.

Tennessee is allowing just 313.6 yards per game—only New York and Denver allow fewer. They own the league’s No. 1 pass defense. To open up opportunities, Atlanta will need to run the ball on the No. 21 run defense.

One of the biggest concerns for the Titans is the health of Mariota. After taking a low hit against Miami, his status for Sunday is in doubt. They will need him to be ready to roll.

This is a rebuilding Titans team, but not one to sleep on.

Next: Falcons fantasy football outlook for Week 7

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