Mark Bradley: Reality check: The Falcons still aren't very good

The Morris magic — if beating three so-so teams over four games qualifies — went missing Sunday. The Falcons, the only team in the Superdome with a healthy No. 1 quarterback, performed as if their mission was to render Matt Ryan unhealthy. A game that saw the visitors leading at the first half’s two-minute warning turned into, more than a just a loss, an abject thumping.The Saints, who trailed 9-3, won 24-9. An offense with Ryan, Todd Gurley, Calvin Ridley, Hayden Hurst and, on occasion, Julio Jones, didn’t manage a touchdown. It needed three garbage-time completions to break 200 total yards. …

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