The Atlanta Falcons are off to a great start after nearly destroying the Carolina Panthers at home. Falcons currently sit at 3-1 and 1st in the NFC South Division. Matt Ryan finished the game with 503 passing yards, he is the 16 quarterback to ever accomplish that. Julio Jones also had a miraculous game finishing with an amazing 300 receiving yards. Only the 6th receiver to ever do that. Falcons go into this week preparing for The Defending Super Bowl Champs, The Denver Broncos. The Broncos are also off to a great start at 4-0 after Peyton Manning retired after last season and winning his second career super bowl. Current QB Paxton Lynch, rookie out of Memphis looks to keep the Broncos rolling after starting QB Trevor Siemian left Sundayas game with a shoulder injury, currently no timetable when he will return to the lineup. Falcons also lost a huge playmaker after LB Sean Weatherspoon left Sundays game against Carolina with a ruptured right Achilles tendon. He will miss the remainder of the season.
He told the team on Monday he is certain to return after injury. Atlanta currently are 1st in the NFL in offensive points scored (152), at least 31 ahead of everyone else. They’re 1st in total yards per game (478.8). They’re 1st in yards per play (7.48), more than a whole yard against the team in second, Oakland Raiders, (6.28). They’re also 1st in passing touchdowns (11). They’re 1st in pass yards per game, (354.2). 1st in passing yards per attempt (10.52), more than two whole yards ahead of the club in second Cincinnati, (8.45). They’re 1st in passing plays of 40 plus yards (8), no other team has more than five. They are 1st in yards per reception (14.6). This just proves the Atlanta Falcons are for real this season.