Falcons unplug the Chargers, stay perfect at 3-0

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If you were hesitant to consider the Falcons among the league’s best teams, I’m not sure how much more they could have shown you today.

Atlanta dismantled the Chargers 27-3 on the road, staying perfect at 3-0.

Matt Ryan threw for 275 yards and three touchdowns, and the opportunistic Falcons defense picked off Philip Rivers twice and recovered a pair of fumbles. They have 11 takeaways in three games.

The last time the Falcons started 3-0 was 2004, when they made it to the NFC Championship Game before losing to the Eagles.

And with their next three at home against the Panthers, at the Redskins and then back home against the Raiders, it’s not too soon to start wondering how long this streak could go.

As for the Chargers, they’re still 2-1, but there’s a much different vibe than before. They appear to be without weapons in the passing game, and have protection problems.