Atlanta Falcons quarterback Matt Ryan (2) passes in the first quarter of an NFL preseason football game against the Pittsburgh Steelers, Sunday, Aug. 20, 2017, in Pittsburgh. (AP Photo/Don Wright)
Photo: Don Wright/AP
Photo: Don Wright/AP

Sideline Report: Monday, August 21, 2017

Here are a few things to know on Monday:

1. Falcons lose to Steelers 

In their second exhibition game, the Atlanta Falcons lost to the Pittsburgh Steelers 17-13 at Heinz Field. D. Orlando Ledbetter recaps what coach Dan Quinn and the Falcons said to media after the game. The Falcons next exhibition game will be inside Mercedes-Benz Stadium against the Arizona Cardinals on Aug. 26 at 7 p.m.

2. Braves beat Reds in series finale

In the SunTrust Park series finale on Sunday afternoon, the Atlanta Braves topped the Cincinnati Reds 8-1. Courtesy of a grand slam by catcher Tyler Flowers in the fifth inning, the Braves avoided the sweep after losing the first two games of the weekend series. The Braves start a three-game series against the Seattle Mariners on Monday at 7:35 p.m. at SunTrust Park.

3. Takk McKinley enters first game in the NFL

Atlanta Falcons’ first round NFL Draft pick Takk McKinley entered his first NFL game on Sunday against the Steelers. In his debut, the former UCLA linebacker registered one quarterback hit. 

4. Paul Johnson confident in Georgia Tech’s B-back situation

After the dismissal of B-back Dedrick Mills on Friday afternoon, Georgia Tech coach Paul Johnson said he wasn’t concerned about the Yellow Jackets’ hole at B-back. After the news of Mills’ dismissal broke on Friday, Georgia Tech fans reacted to the news on Twitter.

5. Ric Flair’s daughter give update

Former professional wrestler Ric Flair’s daughter Charlotte provided an update after her father’s health on Instagram over the weekend. 

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