The Atlanta Falcons were a mess in 2013. Thanks largely to injuries, the Falcons fell apart and took a free fall from being a potential Super Bowl contender to one of the worst teams in the league. Nonetheless, in week one this year, they proved that they are back in the elite of the NFL.
The Falcons were able to dispose of the Saints 37-34, taking advantage of a costly Marques Colston fumble in overtime to set up Matt Bryant for a game winning 52 yard field goal. This occurred just moments after Bryant nailed a 51 yard field goal to send the game to overtime.
Fans who paid an average price of $260 for Falcons tickets saw quite the opener to the season with quarterback Matt Ryan racking up 448 passing yards on the day, as well as three touchdowns, and the return of Julio Jones who accounted for seven catches and 116 yards. The running game was a bit underwhelming, but it was a good sign to see Steven Jackson contribute and not further bang up his body.