The Atlanta Falcons were the NFC’s best team all year long but their season is suddenly in jeopardy trailing the Green Bay Packers, 35-14, in the third quarter. The Packers have scored 28 unanswered points and have been dominant in all aspects of the game. The Falcons, normally a sound football team, have turned it over twice and their offense has managed only one touchdown.
It’s really a make-or-break drive for the Falcons now since they’ll need to score a touchdown every time they touch the ball unless they can force some turnovers. We saw how a team can overcome a 14-point halftime deficit to win earlier today when the Pittsburgh Steelers did it to the Baltimore Ravens but the last touchdown by the Packers makes that less feasible now.
The Falcons have been resilient all year long and now we’ll see if they some of that magic left.