Atlanta Falcons celebrate following their fourth-quarter touchdown against the Philadelphia Eagles Thursday, Sept. 6, 2018, at Lincoln Financial Field in Philadelphia.
Photo: Mitchell Leff/Getty Images
Photo: Mitchell Leff/Getty Images

Where was Calvin Ridley in the loss to the Eagles? 

Ridley played 46 of 70 snaps (66 percent). He was targeted on two plays, but didn’t have any catches.

Ridley, who was selected in the first round of the draft (26th overall), is a deep threat. However, the Falcons didn’t have much time to throw many deep passes.

The Eagles had four sacks and 13 quarterback hits on Falcons quarterback Matt Ryan. 

» More: What Dan Quinn said about Falcons’ loss

On defense, second-round pick Isaiah Oliver (ankle injury) was inactive.

Defensive tackle Deadrin Senat, the team’s third-round pick, played 20 of 72 defensive snaps (22 percent) and had three tackles.

Running back Ito Smith, the fourth-round pick, played eight plays on special teams. 

Linebacker Foye Oluojun, the sixth-round pick, played four snaps on defense. Wide receiver Russell Gage, the sixth-round pick, play one snap on offense.

Also, Deante Burton, played his first NFL action. He went in for five plays when left cornerback Desmond Trufant went out with cramps in his calf. 

Falcons head coach Dan Quinn addresses the team's struggles in season opening loss to Eagles. (Video by D. Orlando Ledbetter)

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