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Saints Fall to Falcons: Five Post-Game Questions

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3. Where was the pass rush?

Sep 7, 2014; Atlanta, GA, USA; Atlanta Falcons quarterback Matt Ryan (2) looks to pass against the New Orleans Saints during the fourth quarter at the Georgia Dome. The Falcons defeated the Saints 37-34 in overtime. Mandatory Credit: Dale Zanine-USA TODAY Sports

That’s a good question. This Falcons offensive line came into the season underrated. They had their starting left tackle go down in preseason and rookie Jake Matthews (let’s be honest, he was going to start anyway) stepped into the position.

Cam Jordan and Junior Galette were getting chipped by tight ends and running backs which limited their chances, but they both were still close to getting to Matt Ryan. This pass rush will heat up as the season goes on and Atlanta just did a good job in pass protection.