Numbers never lie! I think it was Jay Z that said “Men lie, Women lie, numbers don’t lie.” The numbers when it comes to the Falcons tell the story of a team that is 2-6 and why they are 2-6 on the season.

In the 1st half of game so far this season. The defense is Rank last in total defense (408.8 YPG), 28th in scoring defense (27.6 PPG). The defense has a total of 7 sacks this season, fewest in NFL. What did the Falcons rank last year? T-29th in sacks out of 32 teams. Mike Nolan’s bunch is allowing 29.8 PPG during 5-game losing streak – 24.0 PPG in first 3 games

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Matt Ryan by Half this season has thrown 7 TD’s and no interceptions. In the second half for Ryan 8 Td’s and 8 interceptions. His completion rate goes down from the 1st half from 71% to 58% in the second half.

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What about Roddy White well I am glad you asked… He has 33 rec, 419 yards, 3 TD. Roddy is on pace for 71 rec, 898 yards, 6 TD which would be 2nd straight season with fewer than 1,000 yards. The only other time that happened was in first 2 seasons.

Julio Jones is struggling. This season he has 53 rec, 734 yards, 3 TD He does not have a TD reception in last 5 games, which is the longest streak of career. The one positive for the Falcons is they Rank 3rd in NFL in red zone scoring. Last year they were 22nd in NFL.

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Against the Bucs Sunday I am not sure which Falcons team will show, the one that gets leads in the 1st half, the one that can’t finish the game, the team that makes mistakes at critical times or the team that plays a complete game. RISE UP!