Atlanta Falcons: Serious Issues That Must Be Resolved

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If It Comes Down to the 4th Quarter, Falcons Could Be In Trouble

QB Matt Ryan and the Atlanta Falcons Offense have failed to score in the fourth quarter of last four games. Mandatory Credit: Dale Zanine-USA TODAY Sports

While Atlanta has put up some top-tier scoring numbers overall, their offense is just as much to blame as the defense for team’s free-fall over the past three weeks.  The Falcons have not scored in the fourth quarter during the 3-game losing streak while the defense has given up 35 points.  The Falcons have been outscored 14-0, 13-0, and 8-0 against the Vikings, Giants, and Bears, respectively.

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If I added the Tampa Bay game when the Falcons presumably took their foot off the gas pedal, Atlanta has been outscored 49-0 in the fourth quarter over the past four games.  On the flip side, Baltimore has outscored their opponents 38-14 during that same span.

Let’s hope the Falcons have a healthy lead at the end of the 3rd quarter.