Atlanta Falcons key #3: Keep distance on the scoreboard, especially late
This one is for the health of Atlanta Falcons fans and the simple fact that it is the best way to win. Come up with a better game plan for winning a football game than simply scoring a lot more points than your opponent.
Let’s state the obvious here, the Falcons probably cannot duplicate the luck they had against the same team just two weeks ago. You cannot bank on D.J. Moore taking off his helmet for a penalty, Eddy Pineiro missing a game-winning PAT, and then Pineiro missing a game-winning field goal in overtime.
The Falcons need to keep a two-score lead throughout the game, whether that means the offense scoring on every drive or the defense somehow shutting down the opposing offense or both, it doesn’t matter, just get it done on Thursday Night Football in primetime.
The team needs to be put in a situation that prevents them from having to stop the Panthers from winning the game with zero seconds on the clock.
Our hearts cannot take it anymore. Let’s just have a win that feels like we are on cruise control if that is even possible. Just do exactly what Cincinnati did to the Carolina Panthers last week, surely it is that simple.
All jokes aside, they just need to either run out the clock to win the game or put their defense in a situation that is impossible to screw up (again, if that is possible). The Atlanta Falcons really need to win this game following the Buccaneers’ late win against the Rams on Sunday in order to keep pace in the division.