Yesterday, we celebrated the best Atlanta Falcons game of 2011. Today, we will somberly decide on the worst.
There were a few worthy candidates, unfortunately. The Falcons got browbeaten by a handful of teams badly enough to leave a sour taste in our mouths, and they were pretty much all nominated.
Rather than spend a ton of time on an extremely distasteful introduction, let's just jump right into the nominees.
- Week 16 versus the Saints. Just a terribly, horribly, ugly no-good game. Losing to the hated Saints 45-16, snapping a two-game losing streak...nasty stuff.
- Week 1 versus the Bears. The season started off on a bad note with this 30-12 loss, and in retrospect it set the tone for the entire season. The Bears simply manhandled the Falcons, who couldn't do jack all game.
- Playoff loss against the Giants. This one kind of speaks for itself. 24-2.
- Week 3 versus the Buccaneers. Sloppy game in rainy conditions. Given the way the Bucs collapsed in the second half, this 16-13 loss looks even worse.
Week 13 versus the Texans. Heartbreaking because the Falcons came so close to winning it so many times.
What team was on the giving end of the worst Atlanta Falcons defeat of 2011?
Saints (172 votes)
Bears (43 votes)
Giants (476 votes)
Buccaneers (16 votes)
Texans (18 votes)
725 total votes