2021 Schedule

2021 Schedule
0-2, 4th in NFC South

Michael Rothstein ESPN Staff Writer 

Arthur Smith was happy with Jalen Mayfield's progress from Week 1 to Week 2:

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Michael Rothstein ESPN Staff Writer 

The Falcons looked better Sunday — but a double-digit loss is still a double-digit loss and puts Atlanta in a tough position less than a month into the season.

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Michael Rothstein ESPN Staff Writer 

Why Kyle Pitts could emerge as a fantasy player with the Falcons.

Michael Rothstein ESPN Staff Writer 

Buccaneers 48, Falcons 25: Another week, another blowout loss for Atlanta. The Falcons did do some promising things — Cordarrelle Patterson at running back, defensive pressure on Tom Brady —but still far too many mistakes at far too critical times. Rough, tough start to the beginning of Arthur Smith's tenure as head coach.

Michael Rothstein ESPN Staff Writer 

Buccaneers 21, Falcons 10 HT: Atlanta showed some promise in the first half moving the ball, with Matt Ryan (151 yards) having nearly as many yards as last week's entire game. Kyle Pitts (4-66) has also been much more involved. Defensively, the Falcons can't handle anything Tampa is doing — and not much is likely to change that. Atlanta will need a better second-half defensive effort to have any chance here.

Michael Rothstein ESPN Staff Writer 

Falcons inactives: QB Feleipe Franks, RB Wayne Gallman, CB Darren Hall, WR Frank Darby, DL John Cominsky. Cominsky is new and mildly unexpected.

Stephen A.: Matt Ryan still needs to be held accountable for SB loss (2:21)
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QB Ryan: SB loss not in his head against Brady

Falcons QB Matt Ryan -- who is 0-5 lifetime against Tom Brady and lost Super Bowl LI to Brady and the Patriots -- said that won't be in his head when facing the Bucs.

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Michael Rothstein ESPN Staff Writer 

After a rough debut for Arthur Smith with the Falcons, he knows it's a long journey throughout the season — but the reality is it could get late soon if things don't turn quick with Tampa Bay up next.

Michael Rothstein ESPN Staff Writer 

Even in a bad loss, there's reason to believe in the Falcons' running backs, at least from a fantasy perspective.

Michael Rothstein ESPN Staff Writer 

Eagles 15, Falcons 6 Halftime: Not the most productive first half for the Atlanta offense, which had three false start penalties in the first half -- all from rookies at left guard (Jalen Mayfield 2, Drew Dalman 1). The line also struggled to pass protect. While Matt Ryan wasn't sacked, he was hit four times and had to scramble to save the play multiple other times. Atlanta is going to need more from its line in the passing game if it is going to come back to beat Philadelphia

Michael Rothstein ESPN Staff Writer 

Falcons inactives: QB Feleipe Franks RB Wayne Gallman CB Darren Hall WR Frank Darby DL Ta'Quon Graham Four rookies inactive and the team's new running back. Two running backs up and backup quarterback is Josh Rosen.

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Michael Rothstein ESPN Staff Writer 

Falcons owner Arthur Blank on some of his expectations for the season while at the team's Ring of Honor unveiling.

Michael Rothstein ESPN Staff Writer 

The Falcons are unveiling their new Ring of Honor display tonight inside Mercedes-Benz Stadium.

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Team Stats

Passing Yards214.524th
Rushing Yards89.524th
Points For15.530th
Points Against40.01st