Matt Ryan is back on the road against Baltimore

The (2-4) Atlanta Falcons try to end a three game losing streak when they face the (4-2) Baltimore Ravens.

The Atlanta Falcons (2-4) are back on the road for the third time in four games.  They are facing the (4-2) Baltimore Ravens from the AFC North.  The Ravens come into the game with a (2-0) record over the NFC South teams and they’ll look to extend this season’s streak to three.  Atlanta lost their first and only match AFC North match up with Cincinnati in week 2.  

The Falcons have not fared well since starting with a (2-1) record. They are (0-3) on the road, but it was the loss to Chicago that really should concern the Falcons’ faithful. Now that Atlanta is on a three game losing streak, they’ll have two chances to get a win before their bye in week 9.  

Offensively, Atlanta has sputtered down the stretch of games. The Falcons haven’t scored a point in the last four fourth quarters, and all four losses this season have come by double digits. The lack of offense culminated in a 27-13 loss to Chicago.  

Matt Ryan was on fire to start the season, but he has 12 touchdowns and seven interceptions. Although Ryan is completing 63 percent of his passes, the Falcons haven’t been able to come up with big plays. In key moments, the offense has not stepped up to the challenge.  

Joe Flacco has the most wins (62) in his first six seasons at quarterback since the 1970 merger. Flacco threw five touchdowns in the win over Tampa Bay last week. Overall, Joe Flacco has 12 touchdowns and three interceptions, while completing 63 percent of his passes as well.  

Justin Forsett is the main running threat for the Ravens this season. His 6.4 yards per carry leads the way, as well as his 408 yards, and three touchdowns. Forsett has the capability to threaten Atlanta’s defense with big gains, as you can see by his 52 yard run this season.  

The Atlanta Falcons has five players with double digit carries this season. Steven Jackson leads the way with 69 carries, and two touchdowns.  Antone Smith also has two rushing touchdowns on 13 carries.  With Devonta Freeman and Jacquizz Rodgers combining for 41 carries and one touchdown, Atlanta should have a dominant rushing attack. However, they are reluctant to keep the ball on the ground.  

If last week was a must win for Atlanta, this game could be a season saver. Luckily, the NFC South Division should be up for grabs with its overall lackluster play.  


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