The Atlanta Falcons marched into the Super Dome and came away with a big victory against the Saints on Monday Night. Lets look at the reasons why that happened
Any time the Falcons can beat the New Orleans Saints, it is a great feeling. That was certainly the case Monday night for Matt Ryan and Co. The game on Monday Night Football was an offensive showcase for both teams. Combining for 77 points and 916 yards, both offenses definitely came to play. But ultimately it was Atlanta who ended up outscoring and outplaying the Saints for most of the evening in a thrilling victory.
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For all the offensive success, the Falcon defense absolutely left something to be desired. Drew Brees carved up the Atlanta secondary for most of the night and the bone-headed penalties were prevalent again. If the Falcons want to build on this big win moving forward, the young defense has to step up and play better. There were some bright moments. A pick-six and 2 sacks are great, but way too many yards and points were still given up.
Enough of the negatives for one post, the Falcons beat the Saints! Fans should be excited about this and encouraged by their team’s performance. Let’s move on to the 5 main reasons the Falcons were able to win their against their bitter rival.