5 things to know about the Falcons on Monday

The Falcons fell to the Seahawks 26-24 on a controversial call. The AJC’s D. Orlando Ledbetter and DJ Sixsmith discuss the missed pass interference call towards the end of the game.

Atlanta Falcons quarterback Matt Ryan, second from right, has a mild exchange of words with Seattle Seahawks' Michael Bennett, left, Bobby Wagner (54) and Cliff Avril (56), during an NFL football game against the Atlanta Falcons, Sunday, Oct. 16, 2016, in Seattle. (AP Photo/Stephen Brashear)

Atlanta Falcons quarterback Matt Ryan, second from right, has a mild exchange of words with Seattle Seahawks’ Michael Bennett, left, Bobby Wagner (54) and Cliff Avril (56), during an NFL football game against the Atlanta Falcons, Sunday, Oct. 16, 2016, in Seattle. (AP Photo/Stephen Brashear)

After losing 26-24 to the Seattle Seahawks, the Falcons (4-2) are set to face the rested San Deigo Chargers (2-4) at 4:05 Sunday at the Georgia Dome.

Here are five things to know about the Falcons on Monday:

1. Road trip over. The Falcons returned to Atlanta immediately following the game after staying the week in Seattle. The team will re-convene for practice on Wednesday. Quinn is set to speak to the media at 2:30 p.m. today.

2. Bennett is hot at Jake Matthews. Seattle defensive end Michael Bennett was not pleased with Falcons left tackle Jake Matthews for what he thought was a cheapshot and a dirty cutblock.

3. The non-call. Julio Jones and Richard Sherman had two different version on what appeared to clearly be a pass interference call. Julio Jones: ‘It was just a missed call’

Richard Sherman non-commital on pass interference non-call

4. Falcons got ‘jobbed.’ Columnist Mark Bradley felt the Falcons were “jobbed” by the officials in Seattle. It will be interesting to see how the league responds the porous non-call. MARK BRADLEY: The Falcons got jobbed but did themselves proud

5. Ryan’s turnovers led to 10 points. Falcons quarterback Matt Ryan’s two turnovers led to 10 Seattle points. On his fumble, right tackle Ryan Schraeder was beat by Seattle defensive end Cliff Avril, who knocked the ball loose from Ryan. On the fourth-quarter interception, his pass to Julio Jones was too far out in front of Jones and bounced off his out-stretched arms. (Jones thought he should have made the catch.) Seattle cornerback Richard Sherman popped the ball up and Seattle free safety Earl Thomas made the interception to set up the game-winning field goal.



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