So far, it has been disappointing and sometimes embarrassing seasons for the Atlanta Falcons, but quarterback Matt Ryan thinks Thursday’s victory in Carolina might be Become the spark that soared again in the second half of the year.
The Falcons maintained their fourth-quarter lead for only the second time in five games in 2020, thanks to Todd Gurley’s touchdown run and Blidi Wreh-Wilson interception and defeating the Panthers 25-17 at Bank of America Stadium .
Ryan said: “I hope this is the beginning of things.” “I really feel that even though we are 2-6, I feel that we have been in a state of tension. We played some good football. I think we can play some in the second half Very difficult football. Season.”
The Falcons did this in 2019, after he started 1-7 and ended the game 6-1, including victories in the last four games. Can they repeat it in the next two months?
This is not easy. They won the game against Denver next week, but after their goodbye, they played New Orleans twice in three weeks. Then came two games against Tampa Bay, one game against Kansas City, and a game against the Las Vegas Raiders and Los Angeles Chargers. The Broncos and Stormtroopers are the only opponents to lose records.
Ryan said: “We have participated in every game this year.” “Frankly, we have suffered some crazy losses. I really believe that we have enough ability to participate in the rest of the season.
“Why can’t we win everyone? This is my mindset.”
The way the Falcons defeated the Panthers gave Ryan hope. They beat the 6-2 in the red zone and the leading receiver Calvin Ridley suffered an ankle injury. The Falcons maintained a 13-minute advantage in possession time with a total of 401 yards. The Panthers kept the Panthers’ record at 10-2 when they made a mistake in the third quarter. Three-pointback quarterback Teddy Bridgewater Was fired.
Ryan also entered the field with the longest 13-yard touchdown of his career, becoming the third quarterback in franchise history to score a double-digit top score. He is only behind Michael Vic (21) and Steve Batkowski (11).
Thursday was only the Falcons’ second win of the season, and they led the game into the fourth quarter. In that case, their record was 1-3, including a loss to Detroit in the final game of the game last week. The Falcons led the Lions 14-13 in the fourth quarter, but Todd Gurley’s touchdown run gave the Lions too much time, and Matthew Stafford’s TD passed to TJ Hockenson (TJ Hockenson) gave the Lions a 23-22 victory.
That’s just the latest-and most painful-failure in the fourth quarter. The Falcons lost to Dallas with a five-pointer in Week 2, 40-39 to Dallas, and 16 points to Chicago in Week 3.
Before the victory over the Panthers, the Falcons only maintained a fourth-quarter lead in the game against Minnesota two weeks ago.
Ryan said: “It feels like a different night.” “Our defense has been strengthened and we have done a good job in playing. I am happy for them. Experience in this situation, it is full of confidence for us to move forward. .”
Moreover, Ryan hopes that the second half of the rally will begin.