by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com (1:24 am ET) The Falcons DST had a big game Thursday against the Buccaneers.
Atlanta held the Bucs without a score until 8:46 was left in the game. The team was already ahead 56-0 at that point. Some of those points came as a result of strong defensive play. Atlanta managed one defensive touchdown after picking off Josh McCown. Devin Hester also returned a punt, putting Atlanta on the board for a second time. Overall, the team forced five fumbles, four of which were recovered.
Atlanta will look for more Week 4 against the Vikings.
Falcons defense doesn't impress
by Scott White | Senior Fantasy Writer (9/14/14) After making a couple big plays to help secure a victory against the Saints in Week 1, the Falcons defense didn't do anything noteworthy Week 2 at Cincinnati.
Instead, it allowed 24 points on 472 yards. And that score would have been worse if kicker Mike Nugent hadn't missed three field goals.
Even worse, the Falcons didn't record a single sack or turnover in the game. They have yet to record a sack all season.
They'll hope for better results Thursday night against the Buccaneers.
William Moore contributes six more tackles
by Scott White | Senior Fantasy Writer (9/14/14) Falcons defensive back William Moore, who recorded six tackles in the season opener last week, had six more, including two solo, Week 2 at Cincinnati. He didn't force any fumbles like he did Week 1 against the Saints, though.
Moore averaged 5.4 tackles in his 16 games last season.
Joplo Bartu gets a bunch more tackles
by Scott White | Senior Fantasy Writer (9/14/14) Falcons linebacker Joplu Bartu, who had 10 tackles in the season opener last week, recorded another nine, including eight solo, Week 2 at Cincinnati.
Bartu now has more tackles through two games than he had during any two-game stretch as a rookie last season.
Paul Worrilow keeps piling up tackles
by Scott White | Senior Fantasy Writer (9/14/14) Falcons linebacker Paul Worrilow, who had 15 tackles in the season opener last week, finished one short of that Week 2 at Cincinnati. He had 14 tackles, including six solo.
Worrilow averaged 12.2 tackles in his final nine games last season after beginning the year in a reserve role.