Falcons-Titans takeaways, final score: Julio Jones' career milestone, Matt Ryan talks execution, more

The Falcons are now 1-3, following 24-10 loss at home to the Tennessee Titans. With Atlanta dropping two of its last three games of the regular season, here are the main takeaways from Sunday's game:

Julio Jones becomes quickest receiver to 11,000 yards

After Julio Jones connected with Matt Ryan on a 20-yard pass completion, Jones became the fastest receiver to reach 11,000 receiving yards. It took Jones only nine years to obtain the milestone, doing so 12 games fewer than former Detroit Lions receiver Calvin Johnson.

Earlier this season, Jones also became the all-time leading receiver for the franchise. For more on Julio Jones achieving this career milestone, click here.

Matt Ryan on Falcons execution in first four games

Despite throwing for 397 yards and no interceptions against the Titans, quarterback Matt Ryan believes that the team is lacking execution following the two-game skid. Slow starts have been the main factor for the Falcons struggles in the past four games.

The Falcons have been outscored 71-20 in the first half of their first four games played. For more coverage on Ryan's performance and quotes following Sunday's game, click here.

Dan Quinn discuss Falcons' 1-3 start to season

Following the loss to the Titans, Falcons coach Dan Quinn addressed the media to discuss the Falcons struggle early in the season. Quinn believes that Sunday's performance was, "not acceptable" for the standards the team had set for themselves heading into the season. Quinn also touches on injuries that occurred during the game and what needs to be done preparation wise heading into Week 5 against the Houston Texans.

For more coverage on Dan Quinn and the Falcons struggling start to the 2019 season, click here.

Tabeek: Falcons head West in search of answers

The Falcons are searching for answers after starting the season at 1-3. Against the Titans, the Falcons got to another slow start after trailing by 17 at halftime. With a two-game road trip in front of them, the Falcons will make it a priority to find answers heading into divisional play. For more on Matt Tabeek's column, click here.

Other notable performances:

  • Tight end Austin Hooper had a big day for the Falcons offense. Hooper finished the game with nine catches for 130 yards and was targeted 11 times.
  • Wide receiver Mohamed Sanu was the leader in receiving yards amongst the Falcons receiving corps. Sanu finished the game with nine catches for 91 yards and was targeted 12 times.
  • Linebacker De'Vondre Campbell led the defense in tackles, finishing the game with 17 total and forced a fumble in the fourth quarter.
  • Safety Kemal Ishmael was the second leader in tackles on defense. Ishmael ended the outing reeling in 9 tackles for the day.

For those who want further analysis of Sunday's game between the Falcons and Titans, check out an archive of our live blog, below.

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