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First-year coach Dan Quinn says he and his Atlanta Falcons still going through learning process
Atlanta Falcons head coach Dan Quinn, front left, congratulates running back Devonta Freeman (24) after a touchdown run against the Jacksonville Jaguars during the first half of Sunday's game in Jacksonville, Fla. - photo by Phelan M. Ebenhack

First-year head coach Dan Quinn says he learned a lot about himself and the team during the Atlanta Falcons’ six-game losing streak.

Now that his focus has turned to facing Carolina (14-0) — the NFL’s only unbeaten team — Quinn hopes the Falcons (7-7) have a second straight good week of preparation.

Sunday’s 23-17 win at Jacksonville could’ve been a lot easier if not for several missed opportunities.

Defensively, Desmond Trufant and Grady Jarrett whiffed on easy chances to recover a fumble. Kemal Ishmael’s 84-yard interception return was stopped short of a touchdown when Justin Durant failed to block quarterback Blake Bortles.

The offense held the ball for about 10 minutes of the fourth quarter, but had to settle for two field goals.

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