The Atlanta Falcons are hoping to avoid an 0-3 start in 2020.
The last time the Atlanta Falcons started the season with three straight losses, it was 2007. While the 2020 team is far more talented, they cannot get it together on the field. Getting a win this week will be tough as the Falcons defense will be without as many as four starters.
How does it week three go with the Bears in town? The Blogging Dirty staff weighs in.
Jeff Benedict – Site Expert
Rookie corner A.J. Terrell was a bright light on a very dark defense last week against the Cowboys. He only allowed two catches for seven yards.
If you haven’t heard, the Falcons will be without the corner this week as he becomes the NFL’s first COVID casualty and will miss this week. Unfortunately, that means that the Falcons are going to have to rely on Isaiah Oliver and Darqueze Dennard, who has been atrocious.
- Falcons: 37
- Bears: 40
Ross Terrell – Contributor
All the pressure is on Atlanta with this game. An embarrassing loss in week two, a listless loss in week one, and they’re still question about the run game.
Atlanta, sorry, Dan Quinn – needs this win for his coaching career.
If Atlanta has any hopes of making the playoffs, they need to show what they’re about Sunday, on the road. But seeing this team so far, they don’t.
- Falcons: 12
- Bears: 35
Joe Beasley – Contributor
The Falcons are 0-2 heading into a game with the Chicago Bears. Dan Quinn jas expressed to us for the 100th time that everyone is pissed off. It might be in his best interest to make sure his team shows that on the field. Matt Ryan has played great, the offensive line is doing a good job as well.
Russell Gage has been producing when given the opportunity to do so. I’m going to go out on a limb and say this Falcons team will do just enough for the victory but Quinn loses his job after the game.
- Falcons: 28
- Bears: 24
Ethan Johnson – Contributor
The beginning of the season couldn’t possibly get any worse for the Atlanta Falcons. As for the Bears, they are 2-0, and Mitchell Trubisky should be salivating at the thought of facing the dreadful Falcons secondary.
With that being said, I think this game could actually be rather close thanks to the Falcons offense. Chicago will score a lot, but so will Atlanta. Ultimately, I cannot pick the Falcons because, as I said last week, I have no confidence in this coaching staff.
- Falcons: 31
- Bears: 35