The Atlanta Falcons are off to a disappointing 1-2 start after playing in the NFC Championship and nearly going to the Super Bowl last year. Their opponents, the New England Patriots have started the season 3-0 again, despite a depleted group of receivers due to injuries. Getting that second win will be hard for the Falcons, fortunately their lone win this season game at home.
“We’ve got to do a lot more on offense,” Falcons wide receiver Roddy White said, via ESPN. “In the red zone, score touchdowns not kick field goals, and we’ll be fine. We’ve got to find a way to find the end zone.”
His head coach echoed his sentiments.
“We did not play very good situational football. We’re talking about red zone, two minute and third downs,” Smith said. “We gave up 10 points in two-minute situations — a field goal at the end of the half, and seven points at the end of the game.
“We weren’t as efficient as we needed to be on third down; they were 7 of 12. We were 0 for 3 (defensively) in the red zone. We were only 2 for 5 in (offensive) red-zone efficiency so you can just do the math.”