Week 2 Recap: Bucs @ Falcons The Falcons should have had this game won. With a 10 point 4th quarter lead, but the offense which was not on the same page all night kept putting the defense in bad situations. Some notes from the game: Offense: The passing game was awful Matt Ryan missed open receivers and the receivers didn't help much either with a total of 5 dropped passes which were just the recorded ones. The running game minus one big TD run from Devonta Freeman was not much better. Freeman finished with 94 yards on 13 carries but 62 of those came on 1 run. His backup Tevin Coleman was held to just 11 yards on 9 carries. Give the Bucs defense some credit they played tough and forced some of the mistakes but the Falcons offense needs to figure it out quickly. Defense: The defense technically gave up 24 points but that was not the true story. They only gave up 239 total yards of offense. They made plenty enough plays to win this game but again got zero help from the offense. The defensive front pressured Jameis Winston all night with really very little blitzing recording 8.5 sacks from 8 different players led by 2.5 Sacks from DE Aaron Lynch. 1st round CB Tavarus McFadden recorded his first career sack as well. The defense forced 3 turnovers in the game they picked off Winston twice. One from FS Ricardo Allen and the other from CB Robert Alford. Alford also forced a fumble on a bubble screen that was picked up by Desmond Trufant and returned for a TD. Overall the defense executed their gameplan and the coaches were happy. They held the Bucs rushing attack in check and held WR Mike Evans to only 2 Rec for 7 yards after an early short TD catch. The Bucs however made enough plays to win tonight but this kind of effort that can be built upon going forward.