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New Orleans Saints, Atlanta Falcons; A tale of two offensive lines

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Falcons vs Giants Drive Chart

Drives: 10 TDs: 0 FGs: 0 Turnovers ( on downs): 3 Punts: 7

The New York Giants completely overwhelmed Atlanta’s offensive line and kept Matt Ryan on the run most of the day.

The Falcons were 4-14 on third downs and 0-3 on fourth, while also giving up two sacks and seven tackles for loss.

Atlanta Coach Mike Smith attempted to take a page out of Saints Coach Sean Payton’s play book with aggressive play calling, but the Giants defense had other plans.

Atlanta’s offensive line was consistently outmatched and overpowered by the Giants pass rush, and run defense. The embarrassment showed in the 24-2 final score.

Maybe Atlanta should concentrate on offensive linemen in the draft and free-agency (or coaching) this offseason, instead of trading away most of their draft for a wide receiver.