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If I didn’t know better, I would think we lost intentionally.  We averaged 7.5 yards per play to their 6.0.  We had more passing yards, more rushing yards and were a staggering 8-10 on 3rd downs while the Colts were 5-8.    All of this screams a W.  Except it didn’t, and we didn’t.

 

16 Penalties for 130 yards is inexcusable.  I would start benching players.  How many holding penalties did our 40 million dollar OL get called for?  How many 3rd down stops were nullified by stupid penalties on the defense?  You can’t overcome a -100 differential in penalty yards in the NFL.  There is too much parity. 

 

This is is on both the coaches and the players.  38 penalties in 3 weeks.  We are lucky to be 1-2 with a chance at getting to .500 next week

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Also, you may as well focus on Matthews. Right side has been a revolving door with injuries.

Kaleb has looked good but they did call him for the one false start. Not surprising for a rookie.

Matthews has been as confusingly bad as Ryan.

Otherwise, OL has been a surprise early on given the overturn and the injuries.

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Just now, RubberDucky said:

Funny thing is, the OL's Holding penalties really had minimal impact because we were converting anyway.

 

Those automatic 1st downs hurt substantially more. Whatever though, they were gashing us anyway. We straight up couldnt stop them regardless.

Exactly this. 1 drive the defense did it’s job. Offense came to life, and overcame its penalties.

Whats the split on defensive and offensive penalties?

Can’t forget the STs penalties, too. Lol OOF

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4 minutes ago, MilleniumFalcon said:

In the Vikings game, the Falcons had 350 yards of offense compared to Vikings 270. But the Falcons also had 3 turnovers and a blocked punt. You're not winning in the NFL playing like this... Disciplined football and the Falcons are 3-0 right now.

This. Stats are mostly lies.

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Just now, RubberDucky said:

Funny thing is, the OL's Holding penalties really had minimal impact because we were converting anyway.

 

Those automatic 1st downs hurt substantially more. Whatever though, they were gashing us anyway. We straight up couldnt stop them regardless.

The biggest was Kazee's holding on 3rd & 10 and they had an incompletion to make it 4th & 10. At that point, Falcons had 2 straight TD drives and would get the ball back down 20-17 but instead they score a TD after that and it's 27-17.

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Some of these guys are thinking too much out there. The way the offense looked in the second half was incredible. They marched down the field and scored despite a million penalties along the way. 

The team does have a target on them for sure. They need to play a flawless game penalty-wise, which is impossible in the NFL, in order for the league to take it easy. That said our defensive players are doing a lot of cheap shots. The Falcons look dirty. 

That said, one play stood out to me. The one where Clayborn almost had a sack but the tackle was holding the inside of his shoulder pad from behind. Very blatant, very much not called. Meanwhile every Falcon hold is called.

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Just now, falcons007 said:

This was the reason offense didn’t get the ball back. Defense lost the game, offense made some mistakes but you can’t over come 1 punt in a game.

Remember the Falcons only punted once too and it was on the Colts side of the field. The int in the redzone was killer. 

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1 minute ago, Jesus said:

Remember the Falcons only punted once too and it was on the Colts side of the field. The int in the redzone was killer. 

You can’t have have offense playing perfect football. Falcons had one punt and one knee. The D should have taken control over the game after almost 10 min drive by falcons with score 17-20. Even if the falcons scored on the interception play, Colts could have easily score on last drive. 

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5 minutes ago, Diesel_Bird said:

Meanwhile, the saints win with their backup in a hostile road environment against an actual talented team. Good news is, there’s still time to figure it out, I just don’t see us taking the opportunity of it. Probably finish 5-11, maybe. 

That’s being overly generous!! I see Tampa Bay Sucaneers giving us trouble this year. 

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1 minute ago, Jesus said:

Well the knee was with what? 9 seconds left? The defense never should have let them march down field before the end of the half. That drive was a killer. 

Yeah 89 yards and the biggest drive was right after falcons took 10 mins on drive to make it 17-20. D should have taken over it. Even assuming the falcons score on the INT red zone drive, Colts could have score on last drive. If it was BB and sena payton, they would have score in the end and made it 34-24 game.

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Just now, falcons007 said:

Yeah 89 yards and the biggest drive was right after falcons took 10 mins on drive to make it 17-20. D should have taken over it. Even assuming the falcons score on the INT red zone drive, Colts could have score on last drive. If it was BB and sena payton, they would have score in the end and made it 34-24 game.

Overcoming all the penalties to get that TD was incredible. But the D needed to find another stop. They should have been well rested and ready after that drive. Yet they took their foot off the gas and dropped back into zone coverage and got picked apart.

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