Wednesday, December 23, 2015

It Feels Good to Win Again

Relief isn't the word that comes to mind when talking about the Falcons' win last Sunday. Yeah, it was against the closely-related Jacksonville Jaguars but the Falcons have little room to be picky for a win. It kinda feels like Atlanta is back on top of the sporting world but there isn't much to solidify that belief.

The Falcons six game losing skid was strictly due to team meltdowns as a whole. But the win last week should give a boost in confidence for both players and coaches.

During the game, Julio Jones set the franchise record for receptions in a season, breaking the record that was previously held by his teammate and team legend Roddy White.

One of the best things about the game was that the Falcons finally found a nice rhythm on offense that was none-existing in their 6-game losing streak.

It wasn't all the way pretty, but sloppy and undisciplined play by the Jaguars was major in their loss to the Falcons; and Blake Bortles knows that best when he was intercepted by Kemal Ishmael before the end of the first half. Not to mention that Ishmael was stepping in for a injured William Moore.

Devonta Freeman emerged again with a total 101 all-purpose yards (56 rushing and 45 receiving) on 32 touches throughout the game.

With a more improved offensive line, the one-two punch of Tevin Coleman and Devonta Freeman will be fun to watch in later years.

Matt Ryan finished the game pretty well completing 22 of 35 passes for 246 yards with a touchdown and one interception.
It wasn't a dominant stand for Ryan but a good one to build off on.

As far as the defense goes, the Falcons gave up 357 yards with only one takeaway. To some light, the Falcons did record two sacks during the game.

It was confidence building win, but it still feels good to see the Falcons with a W by their name.

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