5 trends that continued for the Atlanta Falcons in week 4
The Atlanta Falcons issue with finishing games has shown up yet again.
Everyone knows how the Atlanta Falcons have been known for their late-game collapses, and it has continued into week four of the 2021 season—even with a new regime.
Ever since the Super Bowl loss, it has been something that this team cannot get away from. Many thought that with a new regime they could fix that trend and it is obvious that it may continue.
This was a game that the Falcons had, and should have been able to close out. They dropped crucial interceptions, they could not make stops, and they played conservatively late in the game, all of it leading to the Falcons being beat by a journeyman quarterback.
This cannot happen again, blame can go on both the coach and the players. Smith needs to play like he has a defense that cannot stop anyone, and the defense needs to make the plays that they are given.
Late game collapses come from not making the plays you should. Think about last season when they blew it against the Cowboys, they could have easily won if they recover that onside kick, a routine play, and against Washington it came from dropped interceptions.
There is nothing else to say other than this trend must stop if this team wants any chance at making the playoffs this year and in the ensuing years.