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3-3, 3rd in NFC South

Vaughn McClure ESPN Staff Writer 

Dan Quinn said the combination block on the jet sweep failed. Said he'd like to have that one play back.

ESPN Stats & Info

In Foxborough, it was February all over again

Tom Brady went 17-of-23 with two touchdowns when the Falcons sent four or fewer pass rushers Sunday. Ever since falling behind 28-3 in Super Bowl LI, Brady has lit up the Falcons' four-man pass rush. (ESPN Stats & Info)

Seth Walder ESPN Analytics 

FPI now gives the Rams (4.3%) a slightly better chance to represent the NFC in the Super Bowl than the Falcons (3.6%).

Seth Walder ESPN Analytics 

Following a day in which the Saints were the only NFC South team to win, New Orleans is now a substantial favorite to win the division.

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Stephen A.: Falcons 'are imploding' (1:55)

Vaughn McClure ESPN Staff Writer 

Falcons WR Mohamed Sanu played 51 of 57 offensive snaps in his return from a hamstring injury. Sanu caught six passes for 65 yards on 10 targets. Julio Jones (nine catches, 99 yards, 13 targets) played 50 snaps. Tight end Austin Hooper, who had one catch for six yards on one target, played 52 snaps. RB Devonta Freeman played 41 snaps while backup Tevin Coleman played 19.

Vaughn McClure ESPN Staff Writer 

Safety Keanu Neal was the only Falcon to play all 74 defensive snaps Sunday night vs. Pats. Pass rusher Vic Beasley Jr. played 35 snaps and had a sack in second game back from hamstring injury. Courtney Upshaw played 20 snaps in first game back from ankle/knee injury. Rookie LB Duke Riley played 7 snaps before exiting with a knee injury. Kemal Ishmael ended up playing 28 snaps at linebacker after Riley exited.

Vaughn McClure ESPN Staff Writer 

``We're just not on the same page yet,'' Atlanta Falcons All-Pro wide receiver Julio Jones said of the offense, as a whole.

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Falcons' offense continues to sputter (1:24)
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Vaughn McClure ESPN Staff Writer 

Falcons drop third in a row but believe offense can be fixed after missing opportunities against Patriots.

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Ryan says 'we can be a better football team' (0:39)

Vaughn McClure ESPN Staff Writer 

"It just simply comes down to miss opportunities," Matt Ryan said, referring to third down and red zone failures in a 23-7 loss to the Patriots.

Vaughn McClure ESPN Staff Writer 

Julio Jones told me despite a radio report, he didn't go off on anybody on the sideline or vent toward anyone. He said he was yelling at someone to turn the heater back on.

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Patriots win Super Bowl rematch (0:51)

Vaughn McClure ESPN Staff Writer 

Despite the Falcons dropping their third straight vs. the Patriots on Sunday night, they still have a playoff chance just because they play in the NFC South. No team in the division looks dominant thus far this season, with the Saints currently leading the way at 4-2. Losses by both the Panthers (4-3) and Buccaneers (2-4) during the early games Sunday was just another testament to how wide open the NFC South race is, and Tampa Bay was supposed to be the team ready to challenge the Falcons for the crown. We'll see how things look when the Falcons take on the Panthers in their first division game -- a road matchup in Week 9.

Vaughn McClure ESPN Staff Writer 

Falcons just dropped their third straight with loss to the Patriots. The offense, which thrived last season under Kyle Shanahan, continues to struggle under new offensive coordinator Steve Sarkisian, managing just seven points. Falcons averaged a league best 33.8 points per game last season and entered Sunday averaged just over 24 points per game through the first five. Now at 3-3, the Falcons need to try to resolve the offensive woes, find a way to be more aggressive on defense, and fix their special teams issues. Next up is the New York Jets on the road before the first division game at Carolina.

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Jones rips ball away from Butler for TD (0:22)
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Falcons stuffed on fourth-and-goal (0:21)

Team Stats

Passing Yards252.06th
Rushing Yards120.512th
Points For21.316th
Points Against22.015th