Special teams: Bryant made field goals of 48, 28 and 37 yards. The Falcons had three penaltie s on special teams. They had one on the opening kickoff by Kemal Ishmael, C.J. Goodwin had an unsportsmanlike penalty and Robert Alford had a holding penalty that gave the offense poor starting position on it's first drive of the fourth quarter. Grade C
Coaching: The Falcons knew they had to stop the run, but didn't. They didn't come up with a creative plan to get Jones involved, but did score on five of their nine possessions as they took a 23-17 lead with 3:24 left. The three penalties on special teams were difficult to overcome. Grade B-minus
Next up: The Falcons, in a rematch of last season's NFC Championship game, will face the Green Bay Packers in their regular-season home opener 8:30 p.m. Sunday at the new Mercedes-Benz Stadium.