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‘Thursday Night Kickoff’ on FOX 5 Atlanta: What magic can the Falcons pull to make the playoffs?

Tune in tonight at 7 p.m. ET to find out what magic the Falcons need to work to turn things around this season.

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I’m not going to sugarcoat this: It’s been a rough season for the Falcons.

They’re off to a 1-4 start, which is the worst we’ve seen from this team in some time. The defense has been atrocious, and the offense seems to only be able to get things done at home — which is too bad, as they only play eight games in the friendly confines of the Benz. The offensive line, which had been a strength, is struggling. Julio Jones hasn’t scored a single touchdown, much to the chagrin of fantasy players everywhere. And the repercussions are felt in the team’s record.

We’ve watched their playoff chances evaporate, and that’s why we turned to Falcons Twitter this week to find out what kind of magic the Falcons need to work to actually make it to the postseason.

I’ll share some of the most clever answers this evening on Thursday Night Kickoff on FOX 5 Atlanta at 7 p.m. ET. Tune in for the whole show, as Justin Felder, Cody Chaffins, and the rest of the crew at FOX 5 have plenty of great Falcons insight for you as we look toward this week’s matchup with the Bucs. Here’s my segment:

Here are some of the great tweets you won’t see on the air tonight:

Our own Dave Choate knows how to fix the pass rush.

This could work.

Alright Saints, ‘fess up.

We sacrificed the entire defense, Nathan. What more could this bloodthirsty beast want?

It’s the least he could do after jinxing the team.

We want Bama, but not in the way you’d think.

That last part seems at least doable.

Get Kenny — the Falcons’ equipment guy, not Kendall Jackson — on the phone.

But speaking of the other Kenny ...

A great idea from a Saints fan. Fingers crossed.

If they have any more injuries on defense, they might have to.

Complex, but sound reasoning.


Boom. Excellent idea.

What they really need is some Mattgic.

Honey, I shrunk most of the NFL.

Move along, FBI, nothing to see here.

Good old Grady.

Let’s wrap this up on a positive note.

Last week we talked about how the Falcons could slow down the Steelers’ explosive offense (Narrator: They didn’t). The week before that, we gave the Falcons some suggestions on how to keep the injury bug at bay. The Falcons obviously should be watching this show, as it is jam packed with great ideas.