Scott Bair and Tori McElhaney break down what went wrong against the Carolina Panthers, who seemed to beat the Falcons at their own game. They look at the team’s run defense, its rushing attack and the performance of Marcus Mariota, Kyle Pitts and the Falcons passing game. Arthur Smith also addressed Desmond Ridder so Scott and Tori do, too, and why it’s time to focus more on the Falcons stacking wins and less on NFC South standings after winning just one game in the last four.
(00:00:10): Intro, takeaways from a tough loss at Carolina, troublesome 1-3 stretch
(00:06:19): How Panthers beat Falcons at their own game
(00:08:17): Why wasn’t Falcons offense “clicking”?
(00:13:20): Did Panthers defense find formula that works vs. Falcons?
(00:18:04): Evaluating Marcus Mariota, what Arthur Smith, QB said about Thursday performance
(00:22:40): Thoughts on putting Desmond Ridder in at quarterback
(00:29:15): Why stacking wins is more important than division standings