The Atlanta Falcons Atlanta Falcons Hoodie dropped another one, this time falling to the Cincinnati Bengals in a 37-36 shootout. Who’s up and who’s down in the loss?UpMatt RyanThere’s nothing that needs to be said about Ryan at this point. He churned out another masterful performance, finishing with 419 yards, three touchdowns, zero turnovers, and a 134.5 passer rating. Unfortunately as was the case last week, the heroic effort ended with a loss.Calvin RidleyThe rookie wide receiver can’t stop scoring. Ridley leads the league in receiving touchdowns with six as he added two more against Cincinnati. He mostly earns himself a spot on this list for his route running ability as he juked Dre Kirkpatrick to another dimension en route to a 30-yard touchdown.Takk McKinleyMcKinley returned with to action from a groin injury with a vengeance, racking up three sacks and being disruptive for much of the game. He tweeted “I got you ATL” early in the week and made good on that promise.DownDesmond TrufantIt certainly wasn’t Trufant’s finest day Cheap Customized Atlanta Falcons Jerseys , as Cincinnati’s receivers was able to consistently beat him and he was flagged twice: once for unnecessary roughness and another for defensive holding. We’ve come to expect a lot better from the cornerback, so his play on Sunday was a little surprising. Things were especially bad on the Bengals’ game-winning drive. He allowed Tyler Boyd to convert two fourth-down conversions an also let a should’ve been game-ending interception go right through his hands.Robert AlfordIt’s actually pretty miraculous A.J. Green ended up with just four receptions for 78 yards (and the game-winning touchdown) because he was able to get behind Alford on more than one occasion. Alford was flagged for defensive pass interference and defensive holding, the latter being declined since Green still made the 16-yard catch. He also lost contain on Giovani Bernard’s touchdown in the first quarter, allowing the running back to easily run outside for a 10-yard score.Brian PoolePoole finds himself on the down list for his unnecessary roughness penalty in the third quarter that gave the Bengals a first down instead of putting them in a 3rd and 17 situation. Fortunately, Damontae Kazee intercepted a tipped ball on the next play, but Poole and the rest of the Falcons defense cannot afford to commit penalties like that.Who’s up and who’s down for you?Falcoholinks: All the Falcons news you need for Monday September 24th Well, recapping the weekend is definitely bittersweet.Lets start off with the good.Matt Ryan’s 5 touchdown effort, a career high Womens Customized Atlanta Falcons Jerseys , produced a passer rating of 148.1. The bad follows up quickly, because that’s the best quarterback performance in a loss in NFL history. Regardless, Ryan had zero touchdowns and 374 passing yards. Steve Sarkisian has pieced together two great offensive performances back to back, and we may see some hope the team ends up with a top offense.What’s the deal with Calvin Ridley? The team’s top draft pick was ignored in week 1, produced a little in week 2, and in week 3 we had trouble covering all his touchdowns. Watch his first touchdown here. His second touchdown here. And his third touchdown here. The Saints had no answer for Ridley, who gained separation at will. Don’t call this one a fluke. Ridley almost had an additional touchdown if not for a missed pass interference call. The offense evolved into a true “pick your poison,” where players like Julio Jones can take up defensive attention and open things up for other players.Lets get to the real bad. The worst of it is we are bracing for real bad news on Ricardo Allen. You don’t need us to tell you the defense is already decimated by injuries. Losing Allen could be a major hit to an already struggling defense.Jason Butt of the Athletic thinks it’s time for the Falcons to add some new players to make up for the injuries.Vic Beasley has gotten a lot of criticism recently www.falconsfootballauthentics.com , and heading to the tunnels while the game is still going won’t slow down any of that. However you interpret it, it probably isn’t Beasley turning the corner into a consistent pass rusher.The Falcons lost yesterday, thanks in part to a few coaching miscues that allowed the Saints both time and opportunity to get the ball back, score, win the coin toss, and reach the end zone. Yes, it was very reminiscent of the Super Bowl. The Falcons were laughably bad with tackling, highlighted by Drew Brees spinning around two defenders to run in a touchdown.Jeff Schultz of the Athletic has an interesting take on the Falcons. Basically Atlanta Falcons T-Shirt , the Falcons have a pretty low ceiling if they lose games where they put up 37 points.The offense looks great, but we need much, much more out of the defense. We know Takkarist McKinley should be back soon, and hopefully Deion Jones and Ricardo Allen won’t be gone for too long. There’s still hope, but right now the current players need to step up.If that makes you too sad, enjoy our fun new podcast of Crossfire, where our writers debate things like Steve Sarkisian’s future and if Vic Beasley is good or not.