Three takeaways from the first half of the Atlanta Falcons season

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Nine games into the 2020 NFL season, the Atlanta Falcons are once again sitting at a disappointing record.

Sitting at 3-6 going into the bye week, the Atlanta Falcons have once again underperformed and disappointed its supporters. This is the third straight season now that the team has not performed as well as they were expected to, and it is frustrating knowing this is a talented team, but they can’t seem to put it together on a consistent, which has been a common trend since the end of the 2017 season.

This is a team that is much better than its record shows, which has been the case for the last three years.

The Atlanta Falcons could easily be sitting at 6-3 heading into the bye week at the very least, however, because the team doesn’t know how to finish teams off on a consistent basis, we sit here out of the playoffs, playing for pride and to play the role of spoiler for the remaining teams on the schedule, most of which are fighting for a playoff spot, with the exception of the Los Angeles Chargers.

Looking at the body of work so far in 2020, there are three takeaways in particular that the Atlanta Falcons have to focus on coming out of the bye week and going into the 2021 season.