Falcons make more unfortunate NFL history with second consecutive fourth quarter collapse


The Atlanta Falcons are making all the wrong kinds of history.

A week after blowing a 16-point lead and becoming the first team to score 39 points, allow zero turnovers and still lose since 1933, the Falcons reached a new low.

According to Elias Sports Bureau, the Falcons’ 30-26 loss to the Chicago Bears on Sunday made them the first team in NFL history to lose twice in one season while holding a 15-plus point lead in the fourth quarter.

To add insult to injury, it has now happened in back-to-back games and, according to Next Gen State, with was the second consecutive week in which the Falcons had at least a 99% win probability and lose.

The latest loss now has many questioning whether or not Dan Quinn will survive this season.

The Falcons are talented and have played well enough to be 2-1 this season, instead they are now 0-3 as they head into a Week 4 matchup against the Green Bay Packers at Lambeau Field.

Blowing big leads has become a staple of the Falcons under Quinn, who was the head coach in Super Bowl LI when they infamously blew a 28-3 lead to the Patriots.

In fact, the Falcons have blow five games when leading by at least 16 points since the start of 2016, including playoffs.

No other team has more than two such losses over that span.

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