Falcons look to correct offensive problems for Cardinals gamePosted: Updated:
FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. (AP) -- Coach Mike Smith and his staff are trying to correct the problems that plagued Atlanta's offense in the Falcons' season opener.
And there are a lot of problems to correct after the overtime loss at Pittsburgh.
Of Atlanta's top four playmakers, only receiver Roddy White -- with 13 catches for 111 yards -- measured up to high standards.
Michael Turner couldn't run the ball. Matt Ryan struggled to throw downfield. Tony Gonzalez caught just two passes.
It was no surprise the Atlanta Falcons scored only nine points.
Turner ran 19 times for a 2.2 average. Ryan had a 67.6 passer rating. Gonzalez, the NFL's career-leading tight end, finished with 35 yards receiving.
Atlanta (0-1) hopes find solutions before hosting Arizona (1-0) this week.