I'm sure there will be a lot of talk this week about the poor play of the Offensive Line against the Falcons. True enough, but my biggest concern was the play of the defense.
The defense lost this game when they allowed the Falcons to go on a long TD drive after the offense had fought back to a 17-17 tie. If the D comes up with a stop there, the hot offense goes back on the field against a tired Atlanta defense and probably takes the lead.
Instead, the Falcons march down the field and take a seven point lead. This allows the Atlanta defense to catch their breath and key on pressuring Bulger - who they know is going to pass most every play. The result - Bulger is hit on virtually every play from there on in, and the Falcons cruise to an easy victory.
Its now two weeks in a row with little pass rush and NO TURNOVERS forced by the defense. That is simply unacceptable. The team is not going to win a lot of games with those stats.