But he was not very effective in the short or middle game.
Marcus Mariota, quarterback for the Falcons, had a few highlights, including two touchdown passes, but his overall performance was frustrating to watch.
He was just 19 of 30 for 186 yards, two touchdowns, and an interception, yet he really performed worse than those stats indicate.
Mariota was sacked five times because he was hesitant in the pocket and attempted several bizarre passes.
He continuously did damage to the team with his bad aim and poor judgment.
Much of the evening he threw the ball about carelessly, almost resulting in an interception in the fourth quarter.