Atlanta Falcons lost their final winnable game of 2020
Atlanta Falcons lost their last remaining winnable game of 2020.
However, all isn’t lost as the Atlanta Falcons are currently sitting in line for a Top 5 pick in the 2021 NFL draft.
For the first time since the 1999-2001 NFL seasons, the Falcons have three consecutive losing seasons. No one envisioned the franchise would be in this position given the success in 2016 and 2017 but those seem so long ago.
In 2020, the Atlanta Falcons are 2-6 in one-score games. When you lose that many games by one score or less there are a lot of issues within the franchise and isn’t just the ability to throw and catch passes, tackle or block on Sundays.
Raheem Morris has fallen to 4-3 as the interim head coach and more than likely has taken himself out of the running to be the franchise’s 14th full-time head coach. Though this may have been one of the few games over the last two seasons where coaching was not the biggest issue of the afternoon.
The Atlanta Falcons season is almost over.
Looking at their final three games, the Falcons are going to have to play a lot like they did against the Raiders a couple weeks ago.
No one is saying that the Atlanta Falcons won’t win one of their final three remaining games against the Buccaneers and Chiefs but they will have to play their best games of the year to have a chance.
The defense is going to have to force a handful of turnovers and the offense is going to have to get points every time they get into their opponent’s territory.
After officially being eliminated from playoff contention in 2020, the best thing the franchise has to look forward to is a complete overhaul and higher picks in the draft. Hopefully, the next regime in charge will be better at identifying elite talent in the draft than Thomas Dimitroff as it’s clear, the Falcons can’t afford to whiff over the next several drafts.