3 Biggest takeaways from Atlanta Falcons week six upset win
By Nick Halden
The Atlanta Falcons played their best game of the season beating the 49ers 28-14 in arguably Atlanta’s best home victory in the last three seasons. This speaks to Arthur Smith’s coaching and the level of cohesiveness on this team.
Many Atlanta Falcons fans would have simply been happy with their team competing against a San Francisco team expected to beat the Falcons in Atlanta with ease. This is a team last season that blew the Falcons out last season winning 31-13 in a game that wasn’t nearly as close as the score might suggest.
San Francisco dominated the trenches and made life hard on Matt Ryan ending Atlanta’s hopes of contending for the final wildcard spot. This Atlanta Falcons team, however, is far different from last season and that was obvious from the first snaps of this game.
Atlanta jumped out to a 14-0 lead before the 49ers made offensive adjustments and tied the game. Unlike past Atlanta teams that would have folded the Falcons responded and scored twice more relying on their run game to play keep away and the defense creating turnovers that locked up Atlanta’s third win of the year leaving three obvious takeaways for a team that is going to surprise teams this season.