The Atlanta Falcon’s defense made a statement this week with their win against the best defense in the league.
The game started off with Matt Ryan and the offense putting together what felt like a statement drive that ended with a touchdown on 4th and goal. The Falcons never surrendered the lead and seemed to have the game in control the whole time.
Today’s biggest surprise of the game was the Falcon’s defense. The defense put up a performance that greatly resembled the Seahawks defense of a couple of seasons ago. They matched their season total of sacks in one game making life hard on Paxton Lynch.
The defense had constant pressure and made hard hitting tackles often locking up players at the line of scrimmage and allowing the offense a lot of chances to keep them in control of the game. They created plenty of turnovers, though they failed more than once to get on top of forced fumbles.
Tevin Coleman and Devonta Freeman carried the offense in Denver against the best defense in the league. They consistently kept the ground game going and did a great job piling up yards as receivers.
The win for the Falcons is a statement win, one that proves they are a legitimate playoff contender this season. Winning back to back games against Carolina and at Denver should convince the few who doubted Atlanta that they are a legitimate playoff team this season.
Matt Ryan furthered his MVP worthy season leading the Falcon’s offense to a close win and putting up the most points that have been scored against Denver this season. The road for the Falcons will not get any easier however, as they will fly from Denver to Seattle spending the week in Seattle to prepare to play Coach Dan Quinn’s former team.
The Seahawks will further test the Falcons and give them another chance for a statement win. Regardless of the outcome of the game in Seattle the Falcons have at worst a record of 2-1 in a string of three games that has seen them playing Carolina, at Denver, and at Seattle. A record of 2-1 against three of the toughest teams in the league is no small feat.
The Falcons are slowly proving to themselves and the rest of the league that this year might just be different for Coach Quinn’s team. They will face the Seattle Seahawks next Sunday on FOX.