15. Atlanta Falcons (12)
Frustrating doesn’t even begin to describe how the Atlanta Falcons must be feeling after losing for the fourth time in five games following Sunday’s 20-17 loss to the Carolina Panthers. What makes this even more difficult to accept was the Falcons could have easily won this game if a few plays had gone their way, but unfortunately there’s nothing they can do other than move on to next weekend’s game against the Dallas Cowboys.
Once again, it’s clear just how much Atlanta misses having Kyle Shanahan calling plays on offense, as Matt Ryan continues to struggle with getting anything consistent rolling on a weekly basis. And to think the Falcons seemed to be heading towards a second win early on in the first quarter when the team jumped out to a 10-0 lead.
For a team that displayed one of the league’s most high-powered offenses from a year ago, it’s crazy to think Atlanta has actually surrendered more points this year than actually scored. Their path to the Super Bowl seemed to be easy at the beginning of the season when the Falcons started off on a hot note with a 3-0 record, but that obviously isn’t going to happen if they continue playing at this low level.