The Atlanta Falcons went into their bye week at 3-4, but the team remained optimistic. The Falcons were adamant that they were not giving up on their season and their actions spoke even louder than those words from the Atlanta players and coaches last Sunday afternoon in Washington as the Falcons put forth a dominant and complete 60-minute performance in a 38-14 win following their bye week.
Atlanta is now 4-4 as they try to get their way back into the NFC Wildcard playoff race and will look to keep the momentum gained from that win here on Sunday in Cleveland. The Browns didn’t get the job done in the first game after the dismissal of head coach Hue Jackson and OC Todd Haley as Cleveland got rolled by a surging Kansas City Chiefs team in a 37-21 home loss in the first game under interim head coach Gregg Williams. Cleveland’s defense struggled mightily against the vaunted Chiefs offense and they’ve now allowed 26+ points in four straight games.
The Cleveland offense continues to be a work in progress as rookie QB Baker Mayfield keeps getting acclimated to playing in the NFL, but it has certainly been an uptick from the early season woes for this team on offense when Tyrod Taylor started the first few games.