The Atlanta Falcons beat the Cleveland Browns 23-20 to pull themselves back to .500 at 2-2 on the season and sitting in the middle of the division race. This win for Atlanta was defined by clutch defensive plays and a rushing attack that helped to keep the ball out of the hands of Marcus Mariota.
Cordarrelle Patterson, Avery Williams, Tyler Allgeier, Marcus Mariota, and Caleb Huntley all received touches for the Falcons and allowed them to total 202-yards on the ground in a great balanced rushing attack.
Allgeier was the leading rusher and still wasn’t the surprise contributor with Huntley putting together a huge drive late when the Falcons couldn’t trust Mariota.
After struggling early the Atlanta Falcons’ defense stepped up as well with Grady Jarrett and Dee Alford delivering back-to-back game-winning plays to put the Browns away as the Falcons turn their attention towards Tom Brady and the Tampa Bay Bucs in week five. However, before we fully turn our attention to Brady’s Bucs let’s look back at three of the biggest takeaways from Atlanta’s week four win.