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Analyzing Desmond Ridder, Arthur Smith in loss to Lions | Falcons Final Whistle

Scott Bair, Tori McElhaney and Terrin Waack break down what went wrong in the Falcons' 20-6 loss to Detroit in Week 3 and why they weren't able to play the complementary football required to beat a team like the Lions. The offense couldn't find rhythm in the passing game and didn't have a run game to fall back on, creating a stagnant attack that struggled despite the score being close until the end. They also take a look at what must improve as the Falcons head into a crucial Week 4 matchup against the Jacksonville Jaguars in London.


(00:00:10): Intro, what went wrong vs. Lions

(00:02:10): Why Falcons weren't able to play complementary football

(00:04:20): Why couldn't Falcons find offensive rhythm

(00:09:18): Breaking down Desmond Ridder's performance vs. Lions

(00:12:50): The good and just-okay from Falcons defensive performance

(00:17:45): What must improve vs. Jaguars; difference between perfect and complete games

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