The bright spots of this Falcons team have been few and far between through the first quarter of the season. In Arthur Smith’s first season as a head coach, Atlanta hasn’t inspired much confidence. Still, they have seemingly improved in a different facet every week, which is all you can ask.
Four weeks into the 2021 season, the Falcons have only won a single game, which came against the lowly New York Football Giants. Atlanta lost excruciatingly last week against the Washington Football Team, but Pro Football Focus still selected two members of the Falcons for their NFL First Quarter All-Pro Team — Chris Lindstrom and Cordarrelle Patterson.
For four weeks, Lindstrom has been the Falcons’ best offensive linemen, including Jake Matthews, because of the veteran’s lack of consistency in the run game. The third-year guard out of Boston College has been playing elite football and would’ve been first-team if not for Zack Martin, a consensus future first-ballot Hall of Famer.