The Falcons' ball-handling left a lot to be desired and 13 penalties hurt their chances against the Green Bay Packers. Also, NFL teams are not going to win when they give up 34 straight points. It was a porous day at historic Lambeau Field as the Falcons dropped their fifth straight game.
After dropping to 4-8 on the season, the Falcons are now playing for pride and respect. They have been beset with injuries, the next man up theory has failed them and the offensive line has collapsed, which was predicted under John Clayton's "Theory of 150."
Baltimore quarterback Joe Flacco is battling back from a hip injury, but rookie quarterback Lamar Jackson has led the Ravens to victories over the Bengals and Raiders. The Falcons are preparing for both quarterbacks and are set to face the No. 1 defense in the NFL.
Falcons wide receiver Julio Jones on the state of the team: "We just have to keep fighting. That's it. We'll see what a guy is made of. When you're going into battle you want somebody....It's rough right now for us. You don't want guys to quit. This is the time you get to see what guys are really like. "
The Falcons (4-6) are set to play the Saints (9-1), who have won nine straight games, at 8:20 p.m. on Thanksgiving. If the Falcons are going to make a playoff push it must start in New Orleans on national television.
The Falcons suffered another last-second loss to the Dallas Cowboys on Sunday to damage their playoff chances. Grady Jarrett, Matt Ryan, Dan Quinn and Desmond Trufant stop by to discuss the game and the state of the team's emotional mindset after the tough loss.
Dak Prescott and the Dallas Cowboys come to town on Sunday. Longtime beat writer Clarence Hill of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram stops by to help us get ready for the game and offers his insights into the Cowboys.
The Falcons were heavily favored, but went into Cleveland and were beaten 28-16 by the Browns. Now, they have some soul searching to do as they try to pick up the pieces after such a devastating defeat.
The Falcons are set to play the Cleveland Browns, who have a lot of young and talented players like quarterback Baker Mayfield, cornerback Denzel Ward and running back Nick Chubb, who starred at Georgia. AJC editor Kevin Riley stops by to help us preview the game.
Matt Ryan led the Falcons to scores on six of their nine possession as they punted just twice in an impressive 38-14 win over the Washington Redskins. The Falcons have won three in a row and improved to 4-4 after a 1-4 start to the season.
In the 86th episode of The Bow Tie Chronicles, we take a look at the Washington Redskins through beat writer Kareem Copeland of The Washington Post. Also, Falcons defensive end Vic Beasley drops by to discus his play.
With contributions from several reserves and the new kicker, the Falcons held on to defeat the New York Giants 23-20 on Monday Night Football to improved to 3-4 heading into the bye week. Despite all of the injuries, they somehow found a win to garner the victory.
The New York Giants are a hot mess at 1-5. The co-owner has picked sides in the Odell Beckham Jr. and Eli Manning beef. The line can't block and there is no time to get OBJ the ball on deep routes. But running back Saquon Barkley is special. Should be a stone cold blast on Monday Night Football.
The Falcons needed all hands on deck to prevail 34-29 over the Tampa Bay Bucs on Sunday to improve to 2-4. The win may prove costly as kicker Matt Bryant injured his hamstring on his game-winning 57-yard field goal after wide receivers Calvin Ridley (ankle) and Mohamed Sanu (hip) left the game with injuries.
The Bucs opened the season with stunning victories over the Saints and the defending Super Bowl champion Eagles. But they've come back down to earth with losses to Pittsburgh and Chicago. The Bucs, who are coming off their bye week, will be well-rested before facing the Falcons.
Over the 1-4 start, the Falcons have not shown that they can attain their 'standard' of play. The injury-ravaged defense has given up the most points in the league and is also last in third-down conversions rate at 55 percent. The offense failed again when it had a chance to take over a game against the Steelers.
Defensive tackle Grady Jarrett suffered an ankle sprain and will not play against the Steelers. Takk McKinley stops by to discuss how the defense can close out games after blowing their third fourth-quarter lead of the season. Also, we look ahead to the game against the 1-2-1 Steelers on Sunday.
The Falcons fall to 1-3 on the season after they blow another fourth quarter lead. The offense has to step up and carry the team while the defense is adjusting to losing three key players and one reserve. Now, they must travel to Pittsburgh and try to win for the time in the Steel City
The legendary Geoff Hobson, the website editor for the Cincinnati Bengals, stops by to help us breakdown the 2-1 Cincinnati Bengals and how they've been retooled in the 16th season under head coach Marvin Lewis. The Bengals are coming off a 31-21 loss where they gave up 230 yards rushing to the Carolina Panthers.