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W 16-10
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L 7-32
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Falcons linebackers Worrilow, Bartu embrace roles

FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. (AP) Atlanta Falcons coach Mike Smith has put a strong emphasis since the start of training camp on improving the team's run defense.

Smith sees incremental improvement, but stops well short of saying the Falcons have cured the ills that made them the NFL's second-worst unit against the run last season.

For Atlanta to succeed, Smith and his staff are putting major responsibility on second-year inside linebackers Paul Worrilow and Joplo Bartu, a pair of undrafted college free agents last year who emerged as starters and finished as the leading and third-leading tacklers.

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Leaders
Pass Yds: M. Ryan4515
Pass TDs: M. Ryan26
Rush Yds: S. Jackson543
Rush TDs: S. Jackson6
Rec Yds: H. Douglas1067
Rec TDs: T. Gonzalez8
Int: W. Moore3
Sacks: O. Umenyiora7.5
Offense (Rank)
Yards: 5490 (14)
Passing Yards: 4243 (7)
Rushing Yards: 1247 (32)
Points per game: 22.1 (20)
Yards per game: 343.1 (14)
Touchdowns: 37 (18)
Field Goals: 24 (20)
Defense (Rank)
Yards: 6070 (27)
Passing Yards: 3897 (21)
Rushing Yards: 2173 (31)
Points per game: 27.7 (27)
Yards per game: 379.4 (27)
Touchdowns: 45 (25)
Field Goals: 34 (30)
Transactions
Date Player Transactions
8/21 E. Weems signed
8/21 J. Sambrano cut
8/18 P. McQuistan signed
8/18 S. Baker Placed on IR torn right patellar tendon
8/9 D. Drakeford signed
8/9 S. Castillo cut
8/3 R. Nix cut
8/3 T. Johnson signed
8/1 T. Agnew signed
7/31 P. Jerry retired
Injuries
Date Player Status
8/18 S. Baker torn right patellar tendon (IR)
6/16 S. Weatherspoon ruptured Achilles' tendon (IR)
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