The Falcons’ inability to rush the passer led to the secondary being outplayed by Jameis
The Falcons’ secondary gave up receptions of 45, 30, 26, 23 and 17, three of which went for touchdowns.
Charles Simms started it off with a 23-yard catch-and-run at the end of the first half, and both Austin Seferian-Jenkins (30) and Mike Evans (45) made it a trio in the third quarter.
The Falcons’ secondary had a complete breakdown in the middle part of the game. Missed tackles, blown coverages and more resulted in three quick scores which ultimately put away the Falcons.
This all starts with the Falcons’ inability to rush the passer. the Falcons recorded zero sacks on the afternoon which gave Jameis Winston a clean pocket more times than not.
The Falcons’ secondary definitely isn’t the best in the NFL, but they’re good enough to keep most teams at bay. But without help from their defensive line, big plays like these are going to happen. So, place your blame wherever you see fit, but it all starts with the lack of pass rush.