Tom Brady still owns the Atlanta Falcons
Tom Brady beating the Atlanta Falcons is something the quarterback is accustomed to continuing his undefeated streak against Atlanta winning 48-25 in Sunday’s match up. Brady and the Bucs rolled late after the Falcons put together a rally to pull within three.
Matt Ryan was clutch in the third quarter willing his team back to within three at 28-25. The box is a bit misleading for Ryan who ended the day with three picks.
The interceptions were the result of a terrible offensive line that allowed lineman to bulldoze their way straight back to Ryan. Matt made one poor throw with both of the other two picks being the result of a lineman directly influencing the play.
Tom Brady and the Bucs are simply too good for a rebuilding Atlanta team
If you’re Matt Ryan in this game watching Tom Brady’s myriad of weapons what can you do but shrug this one off? Brady finished the game with five touchdowns and seemingly picked his targets at will, allowing them each to take turns burning the Atlanta secondary.
It was a great performance for Brady one reminding Atlanta fans he isn’t going anywhere anytime soon.
For Atlanta, they can take away the late rally as a sign of life under head coach Arthur Smith who has been underwhelming two weeks in. His week three match-up against a reeling Giants team is going to be very telling as to where Atlanta is in their rebuild. Can they manage to beat a very bad New York team with an inferior quarterback and equally questionable offensive line?
Next up for Brady and the Bucs is Matthew Stafford and the Rams one of the few true challenges on their schedule. With both the Saints and Falcons struggling this week it seems unlikely Tampa is going to find a challenger within their own division. A division Tom Brady will be running for at least two more years, years he unfortunately will continue to torment the Falcons.