It’s no secret that the Atlanta Falcons have not had the greatest start to the 2020 season.
An embarrassing week one performance against the Seattle Seahawks was followed by one of the most embarrassing losses in not only the 55-year history of the Atlanta Falcons but in the entire 100-year history of the NFL.
There was absolutely no way the Atlanta Falcons should have lost that game to the Dallas Cowboys last Sunday, but somehow, yet again, the Atlanta Falcons managed to make themselves look like complete idiots.
You would think by now that Atlanta Falcons fans, including myself, would be used to the consistent choking and sheer stupidity, but, somehow, the team and the organization as a whole continue to find new ways to shock and disappoint us. The team sitting at 0-2 is by far the most shocking aspect of the 2020 season.
This team is way too talented to be looking this bad. Dan Quinn and Thomas Dimitroff’s seats have never been hotter and now, Raheem Morris is feeling the blaze as well.
The defense has been absolutely terrible so far, while the offense is making consistent mistakes like dropping touchdown passes, however, there is a light at the end of the tunnel.
The Atlanta Falcons play the 2-0 Chicago Bears on Sunday, with a chance to possibly salvage a season that is rapidly looking all but lost already.
The Atlanta Falcons need a win badly in week three.
Yes, the Bears are 2-0, but they have not played anyone worth noting. In week one, the team got lucky in their 27-23 win over the Detroit Lions thanks to a dropped pass from rookie D’Andre Swift. If Swift catches that pass, the Lions win 30-27. In week 2, the Bears defeated the New York Giants 17-13.
Once again, the Bears won the game in a very unimpressive manner, especially when you take into account the fact that Saquon Barkley only carried the ball four times before suffering a torn ACL (get well soon Barkley).
Don’t get me wrong, a win is a win in the NFL and that is all that matters, I am just pointing out the fact that the Bears have not looked particularly great on either side of the ball in these wins against teams that are not expected to come even close to earning a playoff spot, which means the Atlanta Falcons at least have a glimmer of hope to finally win a game on Sunday, which is great news for them.
A win Sunday for the Atlanta Falcons very well could save the season, especially when you look at the NFC South right now and realize that the New Orleans Saints and Tampa Bay Buccaneers are both 1-1, and the Carolina Panthers are 0-2.
Somehow, this team is still in it, regardless of how pitiful they have looked through two weeks. I’m not saying this team is going to make a run and finish the season 12-4 or 13-3, but a win Sunday could go a long way in getting this team and coaching staff some much-needed confidence that could lead to at least a wild card spot.