Journeyman QB somehow beats a stellar performance by Matt Ryan and the Atlanta Falcons.
You have heard the narrative before, Matt Ryan puts up amazing numbers but yet somehow ends up being on the short end of the stick.
One of the biggest issues that Dan Quinn had as a head coach was being lit up by quarterbacks that should not be burning you. There are so many random passers that have destroyed Atlanta’s defense that there is no need to list any of them.
The Falcons defense was coming off of a game in which they shut down a red-hot Daniel Jones, but they followed that up by being lit up by Taylor Heinicke, a quarterback who did not have a job a year ago.
It would be irresponsible to act like Heinicke has done nothing in his career—he has. He came the closest to beating Tom Brady and the Buccaneers in the playoffs, out of anyone last postseason, not even Patrick Mahomes made it as close of a game as Taylor did.
With that being said, he was not the starter going into the season for a reason. He made some throws that should have been intercepted and also threw a pass into the endzone that looked like something Jameis Winston would do, it was ill-advised, but yet somehow it ended up benefitting his team.
Now Atlanta will be going to London to take on Zach Wilson, a quarterback they should be able to handle, but we will see if they can break this trend next week.