The Atlanta Falcons fell to the Tennessee Titans, 24-10, at Mercedes-Benz Stadium. The Falcons had 422 total yards, including 397 passing, but were 1-for-4 on fourth down.
"You can't have the one-offs… 'except for, other than this play, in between the 20,' all those things are just excuses to me. We'll make sure that we dig in hard to the areas that need it, and we're nowhere near the team we can be, and we're pissed about where we're at after the first quarter, just like the fans are. The good thing, we're the ones that get to fix it, and we certainly intend on doing that."
- Head Coach Dan Quinn
Matt Ryan completed 35-of-53 passes for 397 yards and a 88.3 QB rating. This marks Ryan's fifth consecutive game throwing over 300 passing yards.
Austin Hooper caught nine passes for a career-high 130 yards and the second 100-yard receiving game in his career. The Stanford alum has totaled 307 receiving yards this year, ranking fourth among tight ends in the league, and is on pace for his first 1,000-yard season.
Julio Jones totaled four catches for 52 yards. His first catch of the day, a 20-yarder in the first quarter, put him at 1,016 career receiving yards in 115 games, the fastest a player has accomplished the thousand-yard feat.
"It's just one game at a time for us... People are going to have their opinions on the team and what we're doing or whatever. We do this; this is our life. We come to work every day and we uplift one another and that's all we need."
- Julio Jones
Other offensive highlights include Mohamed Sanu catching nine passes for 91 yards and Devonta Freeman totaling 100 scrimmage yards, 28 rushing and 72 receiving.
Ito Smith had the only Falcons touchdown of the day, posting a one-yard rushing TD after the offense drove down the field 85 yards on six plays in the first quarter. Smith has five career rushing touchdowns.
"We definitely haven't started the way we wanted to, but luckily we've got three quarters of football left so there's still a lot for us to do out there. I'm just ready to bounce back, ready to get back to work and keep pushing."
- Desmond Trufant
De'Vondre Campbell posted a career-high 17 tackles (seven solo), including two for a loss, and two forced fumbles. The four-year pro has 38 tackles this season, tied for the fifth-most in the NFL.
Grady Jarrett and Tyeler Davison also recorded career-highs in tackles. Jarrett finished the day with eight tackles (one solo) and one QB hit, and Davison with seven tackles (two solo).
"We're a quarter of the way through this season, and we have not played up to our standard for sure. It's about the men in our building finding a way to make sure our performances are better as we move forward."
Matt Bryant made one field goal today, notching a 42-yard in the start of the third quarter. The 17-year veteran is 3-for-5 so far this season.
Matt Bosher having missed last week's game due to a right groin injury, came back today posting three punts for 129 yards, averaging 43.0 per punt, and kicked all three kickoffs into the endzone for touchbacks.
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