The loss to the Seahawks marked the third consecutive game where the Falcons basically looked like they were unable to compete in any phase of the game. The defense started off strong, holding the Seahawks to field goals after allowing sustained drives, but the offense looked lackluster at best throughout the game. Whether it was fatigue, or ineptitude, or just flat giving up, the Falcons couldn't, or wouldn't, get out of their own way.
Most of us would have done well to follow Alice's advice before the game began.
It was so nice to see Roddy back on the field, even though he seemed to still be a shadow of his healthy self.
Well hello Roddy, we've missed you!!! #ATLvsSEA— Angie (@Orabel3) November 10, 2013
Good protection from the line on White's 20-yarder too. Ryan had ample time. #SEAvsATL— Daniel Cox (@FalconsDCox) November 10, 2013
This "run game" is an ongoing source of frustration.
Kinda feel like Atlanta's trying to force the run and its already not working. Little frustrating.— Lindsay Crosby (@L_Crosby) November 10, 2013
If, at any point in any game, Matt Ryan is your leading rusher, you have some explaining to do.
Matt Ryan, your leading rusher.— Jamal Anderson (@jamthedirtybird) November 10, 2013
Again Matt Ryan is leading rusher *sigh* what is really going on #SEAvsATL— Ms. Rise Up (@Shantigo) November 10, 2013
If there's one shining ray of hope in this season, it's that the Falcons are stocked with young defensive talent.
Man, loving Robert Alford. Great coverage and getting right in on that play.— Matt (@FalconsM5) November 10, 2013
Little bro obviously remembering everything he learned from our Family Room WWF tournaments ca. 1998 #SEAvsATL— Eddie Worrilow (@eddieworrilow) November 10, 2013
Worrilow now at 17 tackles, tied for third with Keith Brooking and Demorrio Williams in single-game tackles since 1994. #SEAvsATL— Jay Adams (@FalconsJAdams) November 10, 2013
It's actually 4 of the last 5 games with at least a half sack for @WhoIsJoplo— Matt Haley (@FalconsMHaley) November 10, 2013
And, thank goodness for Matt Bryant and Matt Bosher. Seriously.
Matt Bryant season-long 53-yard FG makes it 6-3 Mariners over Braves.— vaughn mcclure (@vxmcclure23) November 10, 2013
Darius Johnson scored his first NFL touchdown, which was exciting.
Great to see Darius Johnson find paydirt for first career TD. Undrafted rookie out of SMU continues to improve and turn heads. #SEAvsATL— Daniel Levak (@FalconsDLevak) November 10, 2013
It feels like we ask this question in every single game.
I just don't understand why we run a 2 yard play on 3rd and 3...— Kimberly (@TheFalconsDiva) November 10, 2013
The refs called a pretty obvious non-touchdown a touchdown, and nobody was impressed.
Pass is incomplete in ATL— Mike Pereira (@MikePereira) November 10, 2013
NO CATCH REFS. Stop with the BS!!!!— WonderJaye (@WonderJaye) November 10, 2013
Mike Smith's challenge hand stays strong— Jason Kirk (@JasonKirkSBN) November 10, 2013
It will be reversed in replay. Should get that right on the field initially.— Mike Pereira (@MikePereira) November 10, 2013
Thomas DeCoud has taken a huge step backward as a player. I like DeCoud off the field, but on the field, he is a disaster right now. I think Dave's nickname for him is going to stick.
Decouldn't.— The Falcoholic (@TheFalcoholic) November 10, 2013
Trade Thomas DeCoud to the Hawks— Jason Kirk (@JasonKirkSBN) November 10, 2013
Tweets from every week, multiple times per week. RT @RealMattlanta Thomas Decoud SMH.— Matt (@FalconsM5) November 10, 2013
DeCoud just avoided contact from FB and opened a huge hole. Just have some desire to play hard— Brian Finneran (@BFinn86) November 10, 2013
I mean, what were the Falcons even doing on the field against the Seahawks? Does anyone have any idea?
GOOD GOD WE'RE TERRIBLE— C.A.R. (@CourtsBS) November 10, 2013
Y'all got Spoon crying? FOH Defense!!— AB (@MsBliss1212) November 10, 2013
Marshawn Lynch on the ground has outgained Matt Ryan through the air.— SI_DougFarrar (@SI_DougFarrar) November 10, 2013
I think I figured out the defensive gameplan for this game: "I'll get to it later, I'm playing Candy Crush."— Matt (@FalconsM5) November 10, 2013
I think Mike Smith put a bounty on Matt Ryan.— Alex Welch (@alex__welch) November 10, 2013
Is there anything more emblematic of this 2013 season than Harry Douglas's fumble yesterday?
Another one of those plays symbolic of the Falcons' season: big gain by Harry Douglas only to fumble it away to the Seahawks.— vaughn mcclure (@vxmcclure23) November 10, 2013
RT @mikebell790: Nobody comes closer to making big plays than Harry Douglas.— Knox Bardeen (@knoxbardeen) November 10, 2013
This is just all kinds of sad. Cheering hard for HD and fumble. 3 Stooges in Red&Black. Welcome to the Twilight Zone. #SEAvsATL— Kimberly (@TheFalconsDiva) November 10, 2013
The most appropriate reaction to the current state of the Falcons is sadness.
I feel very hurt right now, so right about now is usually when the Julio commercials comes on to rub salt in the wound.— Aaron Freeman (@falcfans) November 10, 2013
All these struggle faces.... We lost our heart...— Fake Falcons Fan (@Justk3ish) November 10, 2013
Spoon cryin on the sidelines & Arthur Blank came & gave him a hug— Failcons 2-7 (@DatGaBoi_) November 10, 2013
My tweets must be bad today. @SBCounselingCtr just followed me. "There is hope"— Kimberly (@TheFalconsDiva) November 10, 2013
Well this about sums it up pic.twitter.com/NTakZNWswQ— Melissa G Bryant (@MelissaGBryant) November 10, 2013
What a difference a year makes .... #SEAvsATL— Boyd Sewell (@Boyd_NEGADAWG1) November 10, 2013
Anger is also a reasonable response.
This whole Falcon game got me like................... pic.twitter.com/GjNprNS8Ge— Jordan Chatman (@airjordandaboss) November 10, 2013
Let me delete these damn score alerts from the NFL app because YEAH I KNOW THE SEAHAWKS JUST SCORED SO JUST LET IT GO ALREADY.— Jeanna (@jeannathomas) November 10, 2013
FFSFHGDFHJXDSDHJXXGJHDXCVB PROFANITY SO MUCH PROFANITY ALL THE PROFANITY ONLY PROFANITY AND NOTHING ELSE.— Jeanna (@jeannathomas) November 10, 2013
Maybe it helps to know that we're not alone in our misery?
Texans Fam...where do y'all wanna meet for a drink?— Jenna Bannister (@JennaEarwood) November 11, 2013
Drinking seems to be the most popular coping mechanism.
There's not enough alcohol in the state of GA to heal this hurting heart. #Falcons— The DW (@TheWalkerman) November 10, 2013
Some fans are trying to look on the bright side.
Anyway, this doesn't help the Saints' chances at home field, and that's fun.— Jeanna (@jeannathomas) November 10, 2013
even though we didn't win, there was beer nachos and football, I had fun #riseup— Alex Bellingham (@Alex_Bellingham) November 10, 2013
Shake off all the bandwagon fans before the championship era begins. #riseup— Chris Cook (@chris_d_cook) November 10, 2013
Hey we only lost by 23 today! #RiseUp— Brandon McCall (@BahaFury) November 10, 2013
Falcons may have lost today but really we're one loss closer to the top pick. #RiseUp— Andrew Chau (@MeChau8) November 10, 2013
Some fans think kitten gifs will help.
@TheFalcoholic can we have this game recap just be gifs of kittens? Thanks in advance.— Ben King (@BenKing138) November 10, 2013
And plenty of fans remember too many seasons like this in Falcons history.
And some things are more important than football. Our most sincere gratitude to all who have served, and those who are currently serving, for your dedication and sacrifice.
Thank you to all the men and women of the armed forces. Today we salute you for what you do for this great country.— Josh Harris (@aujharris) November 11, 2013
You've sacrificed your lives so we can enjoy ours! Thank you. Happy Veterans Day!— Dominique Davis (@D_DavisECU) November 11, 2013
Giving honor to all the brave men and women who serve and sacrifice their lives so we can all be free. Happy Veterans Day.— Steven Jackson (@sj39) November 11, 2013
Happy Veterans Day NFL fans. Thank you to all the men and women who serve and protect this great country. pic.twitter.com/h0aE7QV6mg— NFL on ESPN (@ESPNNFL) November 11, 2013