Being a Falcons fan is so horrifying it's comical. It has always been this way, but it all got kicked into overdrive on February 5, 2017, and hasn't slowed down since.
But the 2020 season alone has given us enough ridiculous losses to last a lifetime. Sunday was Atlanta's third loss — in just seven games so far — of 2020 in which it had at least a 95 percent win probability in the fourth quarter. Now I am starting to get pretty dubious of all this win probability stuff, because it seems like it never really works out the way these charts would indicate. But maybe the Falcons really are that cursed.
Anyway, I wanted to rank these losses from most ridiculous to least, if for no other reason than to re-live how ridiculous the team I root for is.
1. Cowboys 40, Falcons 39
Losing this football game will take the cake for quite a while as far as absurd losses go. An entire kickoff return team didn't think they were allowed to touch the ball until it went 10 yards. I mean, how in the world does a coaching staff have a team that unprepared? I will never not get mad when I see that clip.
2. Lions 23, Falcons 22
This is art, to be honest. No other professional team could lose a game because their running back realized too late that the other team was trying to let him into the end zone and stumbles in, curling up in the fetal position, only for the opponent to march right down the field and score on the last play of the game. All you can do is laugh.
3. Bears 30, Falcons 26
This was just your run-of-the-mill blown 16-point lead in the fourth quarter. At least the other two had plays that made them interesting and noteworthy. This was just an ass-kicking for 15 minutes than resulted in a loss. If nothing else, we gave Big Dick Nick his moment in the Sun.
Well that's what we have so far this season, but we're not even halfway through, so we're on pace for at least three more of these bad boys. I can't wait to see what other kicks in the dick the 2020 season has in store for Falcons fans.