Four takeaways from the Atlanta Falcons Sunday night
The Atlanta Falcons bounced back in a big way last night by defeating the Philadelphia Eagles 24-20 behind another average crowd at Mercedes Benz Stadium. The Falcons were able to break a three-game losing streak to the Eagles, their last win was September of 2015 in the Georgia Dome.
There was a lot of good and bad to take from this game for the Atlanta Falcons. The defense finally played to their potential holding the Eagles to just 286 yards, which is their lowest output since the Cowboys held them 256 yards last December.
Sunday night was also Matt Ryan’s 28th fourth-quarter comeback and the 37th game-winning drive of his career, though dumb mistakes by Ryan prevented this game from being a blowout. This was Matt Ryan’s first three-interception game since December of 2017 when he had three at home against New Orleans and this is the first time Matt Ryan has had five interceptions in two games since week three and four of the 2017 season.
Ironically, the Falcons are 3-0 in the last three seasons when Matt Ryan throws at least three interceptions. In his 12 seasons at the helm of the Atlanta Falcons, the birds are 5-5 when Matt Ryan throws at least three interceptions in a game. His career-high is five interceptions in a game; the Falcons beat the Cardinals 23-19 back in 2012 when Matt threw five interceptions in the Georgia Dome.
Enough about Matt, here are four things that we learned about the Falcons during their 24-20 win over the Philadelphia Eagles.