The Atlanta Falcons and Carolina Panthers have already played this month and the Falcons did what they do best this season and lost, 23-16. The game wasn't even that close as the Falcons were down 10 before they kicked a last-second field goal to try for an onside kick that was for naught. That happened to be head coach Dan Quinn's last game for the Falcons as the organization fired him after a disastrous 0-5 start to the season.
The Falcons looked revitalized under interim head coach and the team's former defensive coordinator Raheem Morris, at least against the Minnesota Vikings beating them 40-23. Turns out though, that only happened because the Vikings are just a really bad football team. Because the Falcons in their game against the Detroit Lions the very next week, went back to seemingly their favorite pastime of losing in the most unimaginable ways possible.
The Falcons lost to the Lions because Todd Gurley scored a touchdown. Down 16-14 with just over a minute to go, the Falcons had the ball at the ten yard line. They were trying to run out the clock and then kick the field goal to win the game. Instead Gurley hit a hole and he tried to fall down before he hit the endzone but was unsuccessful and scored the touchdown.
Matthew Stafford drove the Lions down the field in under a minute and hit T.J. Hockenson for the game winning touchdown. What else would you expect from the second-worst defense in the league and quite possibly the second worst team in the NFL only behind the Jets. Watching this game, is to wait to see how creative the Falcons can get with losing.
What TV Channel is Falcons-Panthers on?
Falcons-Panthers will be shown on FOX/NFL Network at 8:20 p.m. ET. You can live stream NFL Games on fuboTV.