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Falcoholinks: All the Falcons news you need for Monday, Oct. 28

Enter the void.

Seattle Seahawks v Atlanta Falcons Photo by Todd Kirkland/Getty Images

Bad times abound. The Falcons showed some fight in the second half, but it was too little too late against the Seahawks. Today’s Falcoholinks brought to you by anti-nausea medication.

Falcons - Seahawks recap

The hapless Falcons are now touting a 1-7 record after their loss at home to the Seahawks. Seattle notched another win against Atlanta, pushing its all-time record against the Falcons to 11-8, and driving this team deeper into the hellfires of Dan Quinn’s Inferno.

There were no real reasons to feel confident entering this contest, other than getting to see some new faces hit the field.

The last time Matt Ryan missed a game was 2009, and he was out for this one after suffering a high ankle sprain against the Rams. Matt Schaub got the start in his stead, with Danny Etling serving in a backup role.


The Falcons did not escape this game healthy, as defensive end John Cominsky went down with an ankle injury. He exited the game in the first quarter and was ruled out prior to the second half. We’ll monitor his progress as the week rolls on.

Calvin Ridley suffered what appeared to be a head injury in the fourth quarter, banging his head on the turf after another incredible catch. He would walk off the field to be evaluated, but would return to the game shortly.

Seeing the play, it looked as though Ridley would immediately enter concussion protocol, but he apparently checked all the boxes and was cleared to return.

To be frank, it was shocking to see him come back into the game.

Quinn safe through the bye?

Dead in the water at 1-7, it’s a foregone conclusion that the Falcons will have a new head coach to start the 2020 season. But none of us could have anticipated this terrible start, and we began to wonder if Dan Quinn would be let go during the bye week.

Not so fast.

Arthur Blank is reportedly leaning toward keeping Quinn through the bye, according to The Athletic’s Jeff Schultz. Hard to believe that Dan Quinn hangs on after that showing against Seattle, but at this point he remains Atlanta’s head coach.

Trade deadline nears

The NFL trade deadline is tomorrow at 4 pm EST, and as the Falcons have already parted ways with wide receiver Mohamed Sanu, it’s clear that they are sellers — and there are still a few moves that could be made.

Austin Hooper has been a hot name on the trade market, but according to ESPN’s Adam Schefter, the Falcons plan to hold on to him through the year.

The Falcoholic Live

Kevin & Co. dissected this loss in The Falcoholic Live’s weekly post-game special. Miss the live broadcast? You can catch the full episode here.