Atlanta Falcons stock watch: Matt Ryan down after disappointing loss to Buccaneers

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Nov 1, 2015; Atlanta, GA, USA; Atlanta Falcons head coach Dan Quinn argues a call with official Tony Veteri (36) as defensive back Phillip Adams (20) watches in the fourth quarter of their game against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers at the Georgia Dome. The Buccaneers won 23-20 in overtime. Mandatory Credit: Jason Getz-USA TODAY Sports

Sometimes, you just get beaten by the better team. See, New Orleans Saints in Week 6. But other times, you throw wins away with sloppy mistakes. See, Tampa Bay Buccaneers in Week 8. The Atlanta Falcons had no trouble moving the football against a struggling Bucs team, but costly mistakes in scoring positions cost them the victory.

When you turn the football over four times and don’t take it away once, it’s going to be a long day. What’s even tougher to stomach is the fact three of those turnovers came in Tampa Bay territory and two in the red zone.

Let’s say the Falcons settle for three field goals on those three possessions. Two would have been chip shots and the other slightly tougher, but perfectly manageable for Matt Bryant. That’s potentially nine points. Considering the botched snap was at the Buccaneers 4-yard line, a touchdown would have been realistic.

Let’s take a look at the Falcons’ stock after the loss.

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