ARLINGTON, TEXAS – SEPTEMBER 20: C.J. Goodwin #29 of the Dallas Cowboys recovers an onside kick against the Atlanta Falcons in the fourth quarter at AT&T Stadium on September 20, 2020 in Arlington, Texas. (Photo by Tom Pennington/Getty Images)
The Atlanta Falcons’ ability to lose a game they should have won is a well-worn trope Falcons fans are tiring of. One they hope is going to change with the new coaching and front office regime.
The Atlanta Falcons’ inability to win a game in the clutch has been a storyline since the 2016 season when the infamous 28-3 Super Bowl collapse happened. Since then the narrative has only continued and gotten worse for a team who feels they simply cannot catch a break.
Whether it is having four chances in the playoffs on the Philly goal line or not understanding the basic rules of football and falling on a kick during the Cowboys game Atlanta invents ways to lose.
While there is much hope this will change with the new regime there are franchisees who have it far worse than Atlanta.
Teams who never have had a lead or success put together a collapse in the first place or franchises who have high expectations only to see their teams collapse and flounder one could argue it is far more painful than the weekly pain Falcons faithful now know to expect.
Atlanta certainly has had bad luck when it comes to holding leads, but it was only four years ago they were a playoff contender with Super Bowl aspirations. It hasn’t been all bad and there are certain franchises who have had it far worse than the Falcons when it comes to clutch time or winning big games when they need it the most.