The Falcons Did Something (Bad) Against The Patriots That Hasn’t Happened In The NFL In 21 Years

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  • The Atlanta Falcons have been awful in their past two games and have lost with a combined score of 68-3 after getting blown out by the Cowboys and Patriots
  • The Falcons offense got shut out on TNF by the Patriots and they did something that hasn’t happened in the NFL in 21 years
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The Atlanta Falcons are not a good football team. They might have a nice stadium but the team has been nothing short of a dumpster fire in recent weeks.

The Falcons got shut out at home on Thursday Night Football and lost to Mac Jones and the New England Patriots 25-0. This came a week after the Falcons lost 3-43 against the Dallas Cowboys. For anyone keeping score at home, that means they’ve been outscored by 65 points in less than a week.

Atlanta’s defense has clearly been impotent and unable to stop the opposition from scoring at will over the past two games but it was the Falcons offense that made history on Thursday night. The Falcons became the first team to have three quarterbacks throw interceptions in a game since Ryan Leaf, Jim Harbaugh, and Moses Moreno did it on the 2000 Chargers.

Interestingly, the last time a team had three players throw interceptions in a game was 2009 but one of them wasn’t a quarterback. This was the first time since 2000 that all three players on the same team throwing interceptions were quarterbacks.

I guess I wasn’t the only person who was surprised to see Jim Harbaugh’s name in there since he’s been coaching for so long at this point it’s hard to remember him as a player.

Meanwhile, Mac Jones continued his run of success last night and made the other NFL rookie quarterbacks look bad.

The Atlanta Falcons rank 28th in Offense (YPG) and 31st in Defense (points against). They are truly miserable on both sides of the ball but they’ve also somehow managed to win 4 games this season before imploding so it’s possible they can figure out a way to turn their slide around.