Falcons vs Buccaneers Week 1 Recap

Atlanta Falcons kickoff the NFL Season against division rival Tampa Bay Buccaneers in the Georgia Dome. Going into the game the story  was Can Matt Ryan cut down on turnovers in the red zone?

While they improved in the red zone, another problem came to the forefront. Tackle Jake Matthews, guard Chris Chester, had two costly penalties on offense in key situations. 

Adrian Clayborn two crucial offsides penalties and Robert Alford personal foul hurt the Falcons coming back 31-13 deficit. 

However, Falcons did not quit. After falling behind 31-13 Falcons closed the gap to 31-24 but fail short when bucs All-Pro DT Gerald McCoy batted Matt Ryan’s fourth down pass to the ground.  

Final Thoughts 

I was Impressed with the Falcons linebackers Deion Jones De’Vondre Campbell speed to the ball. Tackling was much better compared to last year’s defense despite the halftime blunder. 

This is a young defense and there will be a lot of WTF moments. Timing of those moments are my only concern… 

What are your thoughts? 

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