How every NFC South team but the Falcons fared in Week 2in Personen 15.11.2018 03:15
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It’s common knowledge in sports that Cheap Customized Atlanta Falcons Jerseys , if you take care of your own business, you don’t have to worry about anybody else as far as the standings are concerned.While this is entirely true, getting some help along the way is never a bad thing. This column will be completely dedicated to the results of the other three NFC South teams throughout the season, and hopefully we’ll be able to bask in their failures together.Here is how the Falcons’ division opponents fared in Week 2:Tampa Bay Buccaneers 27, Philadelphia Eagles 21What’s going on down in Tampa? Ryan Fitzpatrick, who’s only playing because starting quarterback Jameis Winston is in the middle of a three-game suspension, has been the most impressive QB in the NFC two weeks in.“Fitzmagic” sliced and diced the vaunted Philadelphia Eagles defense to the tune of 402 passing yards and four touchdowns. The Bucs led by as much as 20 at one point, and managed to fight off a Philly comeback attempt to move to 2-0 on the season.Tampa Bay was powered by 75+ yard, game-breaking, touchdown catches from DeSean Jackson and OJ Howard in this one, gashing an Eagles defense that stifled the Falcons last week. That same defense gave up 436 yards this week.I think it’s safe to say that the Bucs have been the surprise team in the NFL two weeks into the new season. After difficult matchups in New Orleans and against the Eagles, Tampa Bay is not only surviving this difficult early-season stretch Womens Customized Atlanta Falcons Jerseys , but they’re thriving. It would be difficult to see the Bucs putting Fitzpatrick back on the bench after Winston returns.New Orleans Saints 21, Cleveland Browns 18Zane Gonzalez whyyyyyy?! The New Orleans Saints escaped an embarrassing defeat at the hands of the Cleveland Browns thanks to a lot of luck. Cleveland’s kicker, Gonzalez, missed two field goals and two extra point attempts, leaving eight points on the board in a game where his team lost by three.A week after their defense got gashed repeatedly, it was New Orleans’ offense which almost didn’t show up this time around. Even with a late surge which ended up winning them the game, the Saints only managed to muster 275 yards of total offense.Up by six, with the Browns facing a decisive 4th-and-5 on the back end of the 2-minute warning, New Orleans gave up a 47-yard touchdown catch to Antonio Callaway on a picturesque pass by Tyrod Taylor. With a chance to take the lead, Gonzalez missed the PAT. Following a Field Goal drive by Drew Brees and company, the Browns once again fought their way downfield and gave Gonzalez a chance at redemption in the form of a 52-yard potential game-tying Field Goal. He missed.The Saints are lucky to have won this game, as the Browns led 12-3 at one point in the fourth quarter. A win is a win www.falconsfootballauthentics.com , however, and the Saints pulled it out. Michael Thomas scored two more touchdowns to build on his impressive start to the season.NFC South Standings after Week 2Tampa Bay Buccaneers (2-0 overall record; 1-0 divisional record) - Next vs. SteelersAtlanta Falcons (1-1 overall record; 1-0 divisional record) - Next vs. SaintsCarolina Panthers (1-1 overall record; 0-1 divisional record) - Next vs. BengalsNew Orleans Saints (1-1 overall record; 0-1 divisional record) - Next at FalconsWhat We Learned: Falcons vs. Saints A gritty rivalry between two NFC South teams resulted in an overtime loss for the Falcons. Here is what we learned from the annual matchup with the Saints. The rivalry between the Atlanta Falcons and the New Orleans Saints goes way beyond the football. There’s pure hatred and very little respect between the respective cities and fan bases. When these two teams meet on the gridiron, there is a sure bet for fireworks to occur. This edition of the rivalry was no exception. The 43-37 loss is a bitter one, and in the midst of the game, the Falcons lost an underrated piece of their defense in safety Ricardo Allen to a season-ending Achilles injury (thanks Adam Caplan). They also unquestionably showed why the losses of Deion Jones and Keanu Neal were monumental in their own right. I know some fans may not want to hear it either, but the tackling by the Falcons defense was an eyesore, and I’m being nice. The arrival of a special receiver was also the talk of the game here as rookie Calvin Ridley introduced himself to the Saints and the rivalry with seven catches for 146 yards and three touchdowns, including a beautiful 75-yard touchdown reception. Play calling from offensive coordinator Steve Sarkisian was excellent, and for the second week in a row, the second-year assistant drew fewer and fewer critics. Jason Getz-USA TODAY SportsI refuse to jump the gun here, but the way the offense has played after their flat display against Philadelphia in Week 1 is a very welcome sight. This is without the services of their No. 1 running back and now their starting left guard, who is on injured reserve for the rest of the season. But this was a game that had an equal share of good and bad. The “bad” in this matchup was evident in all four quarters Atlanta Falcons T-Shirt , and it is something that you don’t expect to see from a team that is a full season removed from a Super Bowl appearance. The amount of injuries on this team is enough to make any team or any head coach considerably worried. Ironically, it was a team that had a machine on offense and a so-so defensive unit that won 11 games in 2016 and found themselves Super Bowl bound. History could repeat itself with this team. However, the odds are not reliable. Not only will the players on the field have to step up, but more is being called for from the coaching staff. As we saw in this game against New Orleans, decision making, even in the early stages of the game, can prove to be critical in a one-score loss. The season is far from lost for the Falcons. It’s not even the end of the opening month of the season. However, circumstances such as this will be a real test for the entire franchise. From top to bottom.