5 trends that continued for the Atlanta Falcons in week 4
Falcons making stupid mistakes that cost them the game
This one goes hand-in-hand with Atlanta blowing games late. Stupid mistakes will kill a team, it is the difference between the good teams and the bad teams.
The last thing in the NFL that you can do is hurt yourself or beat yourself, opposing teams will use that as a momentum swing and run with it.
Let’s start with Erik Harris and his numerous mistakes on the night. The first was when he was a split safety in a cover-two zone. He gave up a long touchdown as he did not get to the outside fast enough, he blew it.
And then he dropped two crucial interceptions late in the game that would have given Atlanta a huge stop. The same can be said for the other safety—Duron Harmon—who dropped an interception in the endzone that would have made the game a whole lot more difficult for Washington to win.
Other mistakes came from missed tackles, T.J. Green not fighting in the endzone to prevent McLaurin from catching the prayer that Taylor Heinicke thew up, penalties, missed assignments, and much more.
This was a huge problem when Dan Quinn was the coach, and hopefully, these types of things will not happen going forward, but for now, it is concerning.