2020 could go from bad to worse for Atlanta Falcons fans.
The last time the Atlanta Falcons lost more than 10 games in a season, Steven Jackson was the leading rusher and Harry Douglas was the leading receiver. Two guys that are no longer in the league and happily retired.
The Atlanta Falcons went 4-12 that year (in 2013) and could very easily do that again.
There are no longer any obvious winnable games on the Falcons schedule. They had the Bears dead to rights, Mitchell Trubisky was making Atlanta’s defense look like it belonged in the league, and then a real quarterback Nick Foles came in and diced them up like a tomato on a cutting board.
The Falcons lost in a historically comical way, for the second time in two weeks, and now fans are left wondering, will the Falcons win just one game this year. Their next matchup is Monday night against the Green Bay Packers. Ha! Yes, this defense which has surrendered more than a thousand yards passing, gets to take on Aaron Rodgers and crew at Lambeau Field.
It’s 2020 and the Atlanta Falcons are sending it out with a bang.
AJ Terrell is on the COVID-19 reserve list, it would not be a problem if the Falcons said you know, out of an abundance of safety, let’s sit this one out. Falling to 0-4 is a very possible solution.
It’s not that the Falcons can’t score and games with Green Bay are always shootouts, but versus the Bears, Atlanta’s offense absolutely sputtered when the team needed it the most.
The Falcons’ best chance to win will come against a team with an inexperienced quarterback. And that might not be until early November against the Denver Broncos. The Falcons don’t disguise coverages, Isaiah Oliver may be the worst defensive player in the league, and with a hobbled Takk McKinley and Grady Jarrett, don’t hang your hat on the pass rush.
Aaron Rodgers, Teddy Bridgewater (twice), Kirk Cousins, and Matt Stafford have to be salivating knowing they have Atlanta’s defense up next. The only saving grace of this season is the division-leading Tampa Bay Buccaneers are just 2-1. The Falcons are one game behind them and still have their entire division slate ahead. This team should be desperate but going 1-8 heading into the bye week isn’t out of the question.
And don’t be surprised is even then, Quinn still keeps his job.