Matt Ryan comes under pressure from Terrell Suggs in loss to Ravens

The Atlanta Falcons are reeling after another double digit defeat. This time, the Falcons lose to Baltimore Ravens on the road.

The Atlanta Falcons lost their fourth game in a row on Sunday afternoon. This time, the 29-7 to defeat came at the hands of the Baltimore Ravens. The Ravens scored the first 20 points of the game enroute to the 22 point victory.  

Coming into the game, there was a emphasis on the running game for both teams. Well, the Baltimore Ravens passed the test with flying colors. As for the Falcons, they left a lot to be desired on the field.  

Justin Forsett out gained the Falcons all by himself on the ground. Forsett finished the game with 95 yards on 23 carries. Atlanta only rushed the ball 16 times all game as they continued to play from behind. Steven Jackson led the Falcons with eight carries and 22 yards, while Antone Smith carried the ball three times.  The Ravens’ Bernard Pierce was the lone running back in the game with a rushing touchdown.  

Matt Ryan had another sub par game in the passing department. Ryan completed 29 passes on 44 attempts for 228 yards and a touchdown. The lone score came in the fourth quarter to Roddy White. It was Atlanta’s first fourth quarter points in four games.  

However, it was not nearly enough to penetrate the rough and tumble Ravens’ defense. Baltimore sacked Matt Ryan five times, including two apiece by Pernell McPhee and Elvis Dumervil. The pressure kept Matt Ryan from getting comfortable in the pocket all day long. Eventually, Terrell Suggs got Matt Ryan for a safety. Ryan

For example, Atlanta ran 65 plays on Sunday. They only averaged 3.9 per play, while gaining 254 yards.  On the flip side, Baltimore ran 62 offensive plays and gained 371 yards.  

Defensively, Atlanta got two interceptions from Robert Alford. They also gave up two Joe Flacco touchdown passes. Owen Daniels caught the first one on a five yard pass. Then Flacco connected with Torrey Smith for a 39 yard touchdown pass in the fourth quarter.  

Atlanta has fallen to (2-5) and the Falcons will take on the Detroit Lions next Sunday.  Baltimore has improved to (5-2).   


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