The Atlanta Falcons once again blew a 20 point lead and it’s a sad scene.
Once again, up by 20 points in Week 2 against the Dallas Cowboys, the Falcons took their foot off the gas and eventually lost. The first time this happened, of course, was in Super Bowl LI against the Patriots. Both losses have been under head coach Dan Quinn. Need we say more?
You can believe what you want and it’s possible you might write a song to this tune of disappointment but no lyrics can provide comfort to a franchise that has hit rock bottom multiple times.
Going into the game against Dallas, NFL teams were 440-0 after scoring 39 or more with zero turnovers. Now they are 440-1 thanks to the Falcons. In the Super Bowl, no team in history had ever come back from a deficit greater than 10 points. The Patriots not only did that to the Seahawks in Super Bowl XLIX but they did it to Atlanta in Super Bowl LI.
The Atlanta Falcons have been mired in constant disappointment.
While the Falcons’ recent collapse did not result in opposing confetti being rained down upon them as they headed for the locker room, it should be worth noting that both collapses occurred in the state of Texas. The Super Bowl in Houston, and now this in Arlington.
They say history can repeat itself and everything’s bigger in Texas. No doubt the Falcons have learned those lessons the hard way and the folks in the ATL are, without a doubt, fuming over this.
Since being inducted into the NFL in 1966, the Falcons are a combined 375–475–6, with a 10-14 record over their time in the playoffs, which includes two trips to the Super Bowl, both losses to Hall of Fame quarterbacks.
People tend to forget that Hall of Fame cornerback Deion Sanders was drafted by the Falcons and left to go win a ring with San Francisco and Dallas. Julio Jones has been, without question, one of the best players in the history of the franchise but that isn’t enough.
The fans at Mercedes-Benz Stadium are tired and frustrated. They get so close and then it goes away. What can go wrong, will go wrong? Stephen A. Smith says that about the Cowboys. But maybe, just maybe, that should be applied to the Atlanta Falcons. There is enough evidence to prove that.