The Atlanta Falcons did everything they could during the preseason to fly under the radar. After Sunday's 40-24 win over Kansas City, the offense may have changed all that.
The Falcons scored every single time they touched the ball Sunday with the exception of one possession, racking up 376 yards of total offense in the process.
Quarterback Matt Ryan was pristine in the season-opener, completing 23-of-31 passes for 299 yards and three touchdowns, plus one rushing. Ryan's passer rating was 136.4.
When he needed to find his receivers, he did. And often, too. Ryan hit seven receivers, and got Julio Jones up over 100 yards receiving.
Speaking of Jones, the second-year wideout had two touchdowns, including the first of the year for the Falcons. His second was on a wide receiver screen that saw plenty of fantastic blocking to spring him to the end zone.
In his Kansas City return, Tony Gonzalez found the end zone on a 7-yard pass from Ryan and finished it off with his trademark slam dunk on the crossbar.