Falcons Gab (from August 10th, 2012)
The good the Atlanta Falcons showed in last night’s preseason opener will not, on the whole, overshadow the bad. The Falcons’ 31-17 loss to the Baltimore Ravens will not be marked by Julio Jones’ 109 receiving yards. Matt Ryan’s 155 passing yards are not enough to sugar coat more than a quarter or so worth of preseason rust.
Even the capital “L” in the results column won’t deprive Mike Smith of sleep this weekend.
The 24 unanswered second half points Baltimore’s reserves were able to rack up against Atlanta’s lower tier defensive units, however, may do the trick.
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