Atlanta Falcons vs. Tennessee Titans: Tale of the tape

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Aug 14, 2015; Atlanta, GA, USA; Atlanta Falcons quarterback Matt Ryan (2) greets Tennessee Titans quarterback Marcus Mariota (8) after their 31-24 victory at the Georgia Dome. Mandatory Credit: John David Mercer-USA TODAY Sports

The talk about an undefeated season can end, and the Atlanta Falcons can move onto the challenge of bouncing back from its first loss of the season. This week, the Falcons (5-1) hit the road to take on the Tennessee Titans (1-4).

Here, we have two teams aiming to bounce back after a miserable 2014 campaign. Tennessee finished with just two wins and the second overall pick in this year’s draft. They selected quarterback Marcus Mariota out of Oregon, a player they hope will be the face of the franchise for years to come.

Atlanta, too, was in need a of a jolt after two playoff-less seasons and has made an excellent start, winning five of the first six games. Head coach Dan Quinn has led quite the transformation, but can his team avoid consecutive defeats and earn a sixth victory of the season? Here’s how the two teams stack up ahead of the game.

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