Atlanta Falcons beat by Steelers: Preseason Week 2 Recap


Atlanta Falcons beat by Steelers: Preseason Week 2 Recap

The Steelers picked up a win to start off their preseason, but Atlanta did not fare as well.

Colin Dunlap, of 93.7 The Fan, says Coach Mike Tomlin extended a personal invitation to him and his 6-year-old daughter, Darran, to attend the Steelers' Friday Night Lights practice in Latrobe on August 4.

Conner ran for a 3-yard gain on his first National Football League touch, making his battle with Hodgkin's lymphoma seem like a lifetime ago instead of just 14 months removed from chemotherapy. The first team defense had two big 3rd down stops, one credited to a Grady Jarrett hit.

Antonio Brown has returned four punts for touchdowns during his eight-year career. That's good news as the team continues to deal with their running back situation as Le'Veon Bell has been a holdout during the summer and hasn't been practicing with the team.

That game came just before Christmas in 2015. He was 11 for 19 for 157 yards in the first half, working against a Steelers' defense that played its healthy starters for most of the first half. Matt Simms completed 10 of 20 passes for 104 yards while Matt Ryan threw for 32 yards and a touchdown in 3-for-3 passes.

That drive with the ones went for 91 yards on ten plays and ended with running back Terron Ward going up the middle for a five-yard score. It seems like the offense isn't going to lose a step since Kyle Shanahan left for the 49ers. That's right, a whopping six point swing and although we're getting a crummy number, we can't help but believe that Falcons' coach Dan Quinn won't be gunning for a victory just for the sake of morale after a soul-crushing loss in the Super Bowl followed by a preseason opening loss to the Dolphins. "Our motions, out shifts, our alignments, the depths of our routes".

Falcons first-round draft pick Takkarist McKinley saw his first game action after recovering from shoulder surgery performed in March.

Despite seeing limited snaps, McKinley made the most of his time on the field after entering the game in the third quarter.

The Falcons are likely to begin the season with veterans Brooks Reed and Courtney Upshaw as the starting ends.

Let's start with the Titans, who are coming off a somewhat surprising 9-7 season and want much more this time around.