5 things we learned in Panthers’ route of Falcons

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2) The Falcons’ offensive line is atrocious

Dec 13, 2015; Charlotte, NC, USA; Atlanta Falcons quarterback Matt Ryan (2) is sacked by Carolina Panthers outside linebacker Thomas Davis (58) and defensive end Mario Addison (97) in the second quarter at Bank of America Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Bob Donnan-USA TODAY Sports

After starting off the year playing good, the Falcons’ offensive line has fallen off of a cliff in the past few weeks. Matt Ryan was on the ground more times than not and forced the offense into bad positions. Enough can’t be said about the amount of times Ryan is on the ground.

The official numbers will come out a little bit later today, but as of right now Ryan was laying on the ground at least 10 times during the game. That is 10 times too many. Ryan is expecting to be pressured on almost every play and you can’t be successful that way.

So many people are quick to point the fingers at Ryan, but the real finger you should be pointing is the one at the worst offensive line in the NFL. Yeah, I said it. They sure are playing like it.