3 Atlanta Falcons who let the team down in week two
By Nick Halden
The Atlanta Falcons showed impressive fight on Sunday at one point trailing to 28-3 before cutting the lead to six late against the Rams. The Falcons had a chance to finally end their comeback demons completing a 28-3 comeback that would have rewritten many opinions on the Atlanta Falcons and the season they are in for.
Instead, a late Mariota fumble and interception ended Atlanta’s comeback bid and Atlanta lost to the Rams 31-27. Despite the fact they are now 0-2 going on a 24-3 run against one of the best teams in the NFC does leave room for optimism.
With the Seahawks, Steelers, Panthers, Saints, and Browns still on the schedule, there is reason to believe the Falcons could still finish with a respectable record in a rebuilding season. Atlanta has faced two tough assignments in the Saints and Rams in the first two weeks.
What makes both so difficult to swallow is how close Atlanta came to winning both games against superior rosters. Sunday’s close loss to the Rams is due to a myriad of factors but breaking down the tape three Falcons stand out in particular.