#1. Small Margin For Error
The Atlanta Falcons are 8-5 and appear to be headed to the playoffs. Of course, they must focus on whats’s in front of them against three opponents with a combined 11-28 record.
The margin for error for the Atlanta Falcons should be small. The little things within a game are what playoff teams usually clean up around this time of the season.
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For example, things such as broken tackles, ill-timed penalties, missed opportunities in the red-zone, dropped passes, and bad time management are little things that can add up to inexcusable losses.
The Falcons must focus on the task at hand. Not overlooking the 49ers to a divisional game against the Carolina Panthers next week or wondering about the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and their outcomes. A one-win San Francisco team provides an opportunity for the Falcons to click on all cylinders. It’s up to coach Dan Quinn, offensive coordinator Kyle Shanahan, and defensive coordinator Richard Smith to get their team mentally sharp.