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The Falcons have started the season 6-0, but Michael Turner is frustrated with the team's inability to run the ball effectively.
The Atlanta Falcons have started the season 6-0, but have struggled to put away mediocre teams over the past couple weeks. Running back Michael Turner was frustrated with his team's performance after the game, according to Jeff Schultz of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, most of all with how they're running the ball:
"I’m not sure why it’s going like this," Turner said. "It’s great to be 6-0 and everything. But we can’t just assume we’re always going to be able to get an interception or a last-minute field goal every time. At some point we’re going to have to run the ball. We’ve got to be able to knock it in [the endzone]."
Turner had only 33 yards against the Raiders on Sunday, and only 324 yards on the season. He's not alone in struggling too, as the Falcons as a team rank 24th in the league in rushing offense. While he's happy that the team is winning despite their struggles running the football, he sounds sound content to keep performing like this:
"Yeah, a win is a win," he said. "But we’re looking at something beyond just winning right now. We’re trying to be special and special teams don’t play like that."
The Falcons are entering their bye week, so they have time to work on some of their problems in practice.