The Atlanta Falcons may have vaporized their playoff hopes, dropping yesterday’s tilt against Cleveland in embarrassing fashion to the tune of 28-16. Let the darkness consume you, and start your Monday morning with Falcoholinks.
History for Julio
Set the loss aside a moment and just appreciate how good Julio Jones is. He may not have the touchdown numbers, but each and every game you can count on him for a solid chunk of yardage. As was the case against the Browns, where he reeled in 7 receptions for 107 yards and a touchdown.
Julio led the Falcons in receiving yards on Sunday, and he made some history along the way by becoming the fastest receiver in NFL history to reach 10,000 yards.
Sleeping on the enemy
The Falcons looked absolutely listless in this one. On both sides of the ball, this team appeared to be going through the motions with the anticipated outcome of leaving Cleveland with a win under their belt. We know how that turned out, and from some postgame player comments it seems that they underestimated the competition and expected an easy win.
Damontae sets the tone
Damontae Kazee has carved out a future on this football team. Even when Ricardo Allen returns next year, there will be a wealth of snaps available for Kazee. He’s just too good to keep as a reserve.
Against the Browns he burnished his reputation as a ballhawk, recording his fifth interception of the year and putting him tops in the league in picks. Damontae was the beneficiary of a poorly executed Cleveland trick play, and became the first Falcon since 2012 to log five interceptions.
The Falcoholic Live’s Postgame Special
Like to wallow in sadness? Me too, and that’s why you should check The Falcoholic Live’s recap of the awful nonsense that took place on the field in Cleveland. Kevin and Adnan bring you some rage therapy in this week’s live postgame.
Falcons’ linebacker Deion Jones is eligible to return from IR for this week’s game against Dallas. There’s no understating what that would mean for a defense that has found a decent rhythm in recent weeks, but it’s all a matter of Dan Quinn giving him the go-ahead to suit up. Deion returned to practice last week, and was on the field for warm-ups in Cleveland.
Debo getting some laps in. Can return vs. Dallas next week if Dan Quinn elects to activate him from foot surgery pic.twitter.com/qbVf1bcrEl— vaughn mcclure (@vxmcclure23) November 11, 2018
If all continues according to plan, there’s a solid chance we see him against the Dallas Cowboys.