Atlanta Falcons three positive takeaways from loss to Eagles

Use your ← → (arrows) to browse

ATLANTA, GEORGIA – SEPTEMBER 12: Mike Davis #28 of the Atlanta Falcons runs with the ball during the second quarter against the Philadelphia Eagles at Mercedes-Benz Stadium on September 12, 2021, in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)

Finding anything positive in the Atlanta Falcons 32-6 loss to the Eagles is a difficult task even for the most ardent of fans. But even in the dumpster fire that was week one, there were a few encouraging signs for a team who appears to be in for a very long season.

Before we get to the three that made the cut there are two honorable mentions we should make note of for Atlanta.

Mike Davis struggled in the second half finishing the day with 49-rushing yards and averaged only 3.3-yards per rush. However, this doesn’t tell the full story for the running back who started out hot in the Atlanta offense.

Mike Davis gave the Atlanta Falcons hope he will stabilize the run game this season

Davis ran downhill in the first quarter refusing to go down at first contact. If the running back Atlanta saw in the first half appears with any regularity Atlanta’s run game will be respectable this season.

Secondly, was Cameron Nizialek who averaged 46.5-yards per punt in his debut. It was a solid outing for a rookie punter who can improve in the weeks to come. Cameron was given six chances to punt a concern for an Atlanta offense expected to be able to score with regularity.

Use your ← → (arrows) to browse