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Falcons' Arthur Smith: 'You're going to keep writing our obituaries' after loss to Saints

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Atlanta Falcons head coach Arthur Smith expects some negative reviews for his team following a 27-26 loss to the New Orleans Saints in Sunday’s season opener. “You will continue to write our obituaries,” he told reporters. who cares? We have 16 games. ” He also said, “You buried us in May. Bury us again. We don’t care. We will go back to work. ” When the reporters jumped out, it seemed like they couldn’t do anything but bury the Falcons. The fourth quarter went 26-10 and was in complete control. While there were multiple scoring opportunities that saw the home team settle for a field goal rather than drive it into the end zone, the defensive end was impressive.

And then it fell apart.

Saints Finished with 17 points, Jameis Winston found Michael Thomas for two touchdown passes, Wil Lutz played with 19 seconds left A 51-yard field goal proved to be a game-winner.

The Falcons are expected to experience some positive developments this season .Marcus Mariota ran for 72 yards and a touchdown without an interception, rookie wide receiver Drake London showed his potential with 5 catches for 74 yards and Cordarrelle Pattterson ran for 120 yards And score. But it’s not enough.

Atlanta is in a formidable division with the Saints and a potential Super Bowl contender for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, so while the Falcons seem to simply have the game in hand, They lost at home. If they were to make the playoffs, it couldn’t happen.

The Falcons will be in Seeking to change the narrative against the Los Angeles Rams in Week 2.



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