The Atlanta Falcons made another statement in beating up the San Francisco 49ers, 41-13. There was a lot of good, some bad, and even a few ugly points to discuss.
It was déjà vu as the Atlanta Falcons took a West Coast team to the woodshed…and without their best player. Julio Jones missed his second straight game, but it didn’t matter. The Falcons offense showed few weaknesses in moving the ball with ease and further cementing Matt Ryan as a Most Valuable Player candidate.
The defense made some mistakes but overall, played a strong game. Vic Beasley found himself in the unfamiliar role of having to spy Colin Kaepernick. The 49ers’ mobile quarterback was held in check, but managed to make some throws Atlanta could’ve better defended against. It’s clear the unit is still adjusting to the losses of Desmond Trufant and Adrian Clayborn.
Moving along, let’s take a look at the good things, some bad, and the ugly of what was on Sunday afternoon.