How long should Falcons starters play against Chiefs?

John and Hugh
August 17, 2018 - 8:24 am

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The Atlanta Falcons will see their first action inside of Mercedes-Benz Stadium as they take on Kansas City in preseason Game 2 Friday night. The Falcons’ had a sloppy performance in Week 1 against the Jets, racking up 10 penalties for a total of 71 yards in their first exhibition game. Seven of those penalties came on offense.

It leads us to the big question: How long do you want the Falcons starters to play tonight to get things cleaned up? The Falcons starting offense played only one series against the Jets last week with Matt Ryan under center. That resulted in a three-and-out. Wide-receiver Julio Jones and running back Devonta Freeman didn't even suit up. Coach Dan Quinn hasn't indicated whether those two would play tonight against Kansas City.

Meanwhile, head coach Andy Reid announced that his quarterback Patrick Mahomes and the Chiefs starters will play the entire first-half.

Vote in our Facebook poll: How long do you want to see Atlanta's starters in tonight?

(We prefer to put them all in bubble-wrap until Game 1 of the regular season)