3 Atlanta Falcons who stepped up in Seattle in week three
By Nick Halden
The Atlanta Falcons won their first game of the season beating the Seattle Seahawks on the road 27-23 on a late clutch defensive stop. While the defense may not have been consistently great and Marcus Mariota continued to turn the ball over the positive for Atlanta far outweighs the negatives heading into week four.
If this were last season’s Atlanta Falcons or any of the teams from the last four years the Seattle Seahawks finish the late drive and win this game. Atlanta’s late sack and interception were indicative of a head coach who is changing the culture.
This doesn’t mean the Falcons are going to be piling up wins this season but rather this team is going in the right direction and will be one of the most enjoyable bad teams in the league to watch every week. Their scrappy underdog mentality and the relentless offense is going to give them chances against superior teams consistently throughout the year.
While one could argue Atlanta could easily be 0-3 on the season there isn’t any doubt the team should be 2-1 and could be undefeated if not for a late poor decision from Mariota against the Rams.
The point here is, this Atlanta team is fun to watch and there were three Falcons in particular who stood out and pushed Atlanta to their first win on Sunday.