One of the Falcons' biggest issues under ex-coordinator Brian VanGorder was getting off the field on third downs.
It would seem that problem is here to stay.
The Falcons allowed Kansas City to convert 11-of-16 third-down attempts (68 percent) on Sunday, a stat that will need to be improved upon if Atlanta doesn't want every game to become a shootout.
Be it 3rd-and-long, 3rd-and-medium or 3rd-and-short, the Falcons simply couldn't stop the Chiefs offense on a consistent basis. It looked like the Falcons of old: solid on first and second down, terrible on third.
The Falcons secondary shoulders much of the blame, but the real issue is found on the following slide.