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Falcons make, give up big plays through the air against Titans

Julio Jones AP

The Falcons passing attack looked just fine on Saturday night against the Titans, something that’s sure to warm the hearts of Falcons fans.

They’ll probably be less happy about the fact that the Titans put up some big plays of their own through the air. Jake Locker finished his night with 12 completions in 18 tries for 188 yards and a 63-yard touchdown pass to Nate Washington. Locker’s numbers are all the more impressive because he wasn’t getting help from the ground game or an offensive line that allowed two sacks to go with plenty of other pressure.

Locker won’t be on the list of problems for the Titans to address this week, but the secondary will be. Devin Hester ran through it on a 31-yard touchdown and Julio Jones showed his surgically repaired foot is just fine by sprinting for a 52-yard score in the first half. Matt Ryan threw both touchdowns and was 18-of-23 for 224 yards overall in a very productive evening’s work.

Both teams have one more preseason game left to play and if either is going to give any of their starters work on Thursday, it will likely be their defensive backs.

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10 Responses to “Falcons make, give up big plays through the air against Titans”
  1. succulentnipples says: Aug 23, 2014 9:37 PM

    Big John Football.

  2. Redemption's Road says: Aug 23, 2014 10:11 PM

    Shhhhhhhhhh … Don’t tell people that Jake Locker’s continuing to trend upward. We need to keep that bit of news quiet as long as possible, okay?

    – Titans Fan

  3. pantherfan40 says: Aug 23, 2014 10:19 PM

    Atl defense is gross

  4. aerialassault8411 says: Aug 23, 2014 10:50 PM

    Bernard Pollard turned out to be the pretender. His big mouth gave up two TD’s when all he had to do was tackle. Chump.

  5. reporterofthetruth says: Aug 23, 2014 11:16 PM

    Falcons 7-9

  6. gammynomnom says: Aug 24, 2014 12:43 AM

    Drew Brees is going to lay 45 on that horrible Atlanta team.

  7. rascalmanny says: Aug 24, 2014 12:54 AM

    Didn’t think the Titans defense would be what we saw. They suck. Looked lost, can’t tackle.

  8. brownsmakemecrazy says: Aug 24, 2014 8:33 AM

    Julio is the man.

  9. titansbro says: Aug 25, 2014 8:38 AM

    I think Locker is going to have a fine year if he stays healthy. Pretty excited about Mettenberger too. But our defense looks god-awful in all 3 preseason games so far. I guess that’s to be somewhat expected switching to a whole new system & all. But I thought it’d be a little better than this.

  10. ilovefoolsball says: Aug 25, 2014 6:45 PM

    What will the excuse be for Atlanta when they finish this season 5-11?

    Oh, Hard Knocks….

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