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Calvin Ridley wants Falcons fans to come out loud for showdown with Eagles

Calvin Ridley

Calvin Ridley and the Atlanta Falcons offense came up short as they failed to outscore the Minnesota Vikings on the team’s season opener. He has now called upon Falcons Nation to come out in droves and support their team as they prepare to battle against the Philadelphia Eagles.

Ridley had a decent individual outing against the Vikings, completing four catches for 64 yards and a receiving touchdown. However, his efforts were too little, too late as Minnesota imposed their will on the run and the Falcons failed to score during the first three quarters.

It was notable to Ridley that the crowd at the U.S. Bank Stadium were loud and eager to cheer for their Vikings. 67,000 souls were living and bleeding Viking purple. They were virtually breathing down the necks of the visiting Falcons.

He wants to see the same amount of enthusiasm from their fans as they play their first home game of the season.

They will certainly need the boost of the home crowd as the Philadelphia Eagles will take them seriously come kickoff. Eagles head coach Doug Pederson still considers the Falcons a strong outfit despite of the team’s final score against Minnesota.

“I still think this is a very good football team,” Pederson said, via the Falcons’ Will McFadden. “No indication this past weekend, that’s not who they are at all. This is a good, explosive offense as we know. Defensively, they can be very disruptive. They’ve got speed on defense; Grady Jarrett is one of the best defensive tackles in the NFL. This is a playoff-caliber team.”

This game is set to be a very entertaining match. Both teams are raring to go and win their games. And the Mercedes-Benz Stadium will be loud and proud for the Falcons if Ridley gets his way.