It’s dark days for us Falcons fans after a terrible start to the season and confidence seems to be at an all-time low in the Dimitroff/Smith Era. Gone are the streaks of rarely losing back-to-back games and finding a way to quickly steady the ship. The Falcons are 1-3 and it feels as though they are 1-8. The Saints are undefeated and quickly running away with the division. The Falcons get embarrassed by the Patriots at home on a national stage, who then turn around and get beat by a young Cincinnati Bengals team.
And even the one win the Falcons earned was a truly ugly one. If there’s such a thing as a must win in week 5, this is surely it. It will be curious to see the crowd tonight as the Falcons take on the Jets and there seems to be plenty of seats available for tonight’s matchup. ESPN is likely not happy they decided on this game for Monday Night Football. If the Falcons can find a way to make a statement, get back on track, win the next few games, then maybe they find a way to climb out of this terrible funk, but it’s a longshot at this point. Throw in the fact that the team itself looks disjointed and overall pretty bad in all facets, and it seems a pretty big longshot. To put it perspective, the Falcons would have to win 9 of their last 12 games just to get to 10-6 and a possible wild card. Not to mention a brutal schedule coming at the end of the season. If the Falcons can’t beat the Jets, what game can they win going forward?
Rest of post coming tonight and tomorrow. Live-blogging thread during the game tonight on Monday Night Football……….