Originally written on The Penalty Flag  |  Last updated 10/21/14
Although they have had a rough start, the Atlanta Falcons are in great position to make the playoffs. They are only a game behind the New Orleans Saints and could surpass them with a strong run in their final six games. Their schedule for the rest of the season is quite favorable but in order for Atlanta to make the playoffs there are a few things they need to do: Atlanta Can’t Settle for FGs in the First Quarter When the Falcons score at least a touchdown in the first quarter they win. So far they are 6-1 when they have scored seven or more points in the first quarter of games. The only time they lost after scoring a touchdown in the first was against the Green Bay Packers. On the flip side of that, the Falcons have lost all three games when they failed to score a first quarter touchdown. The Falcons Need To Make Better Halftime Adjustments The Falcons’ worse scoring period has been the third quarter. They have scored three or less points six times in the third quarter and were held scoreless on three of those six occasions. Adding insult to injury, Atlanta’s defense has [...]
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