The Falcons misplaced to the Panthers on Sunday, dropping them to Four-Four on the season and working their latest run of unhealthy outcomes to 4 losses in 5 video games.
After grabbing an early 10-Zero lead, the Falcons gave up 20 straight factors to Carolina after which noticed their effort to return again for a win fizzle after slicing the rating to 20-17 within the fourth quarter. As within the different video games throughout this latest stretch, the Falcons loss noticed their offense fail to place up factors the best way it did in 2016 and there shall be extra doubt about their potential to seek out that sort of success the longer they proceed to go with out it.
Quarterback Matt Ryan matched his 2016 complete along with his seventh interception on Sunday, however mentioned on Monday morning that he isn’t dropping his religion within the offense’s potential.
“I remain very confident,” Ryan mentioned on 680 The Fan, through Vaughn McClure of ESPN.com. “I really feel like we’ve got a good group of guys, guys that are working hard and doing the right things during the week. And guys that are going to make plays for us in this next, eight-game stretch. I really believe that. And I hope that comes to fruition for us.”
Ryan famous that “they don’t give the trophy out at this time of the year,” however attending to the purpose once they do received’t be a stroll within the park. The last eight video games of the yr are all in opposition to NFC opponents and their two video games in opposition to the Buccaneers are the one ones in opposition to opponents who’re below .500 at this level.
Running that gauntlet effectively sufficient to return to the playoffs goes to take a leap from an offense that may’t be middling if the group goes to bes==