It’s not a great time to be an Atlanta Falcons fan, but here we are. The team is now 4-8 and the season is essentially over. The team still has to face the Los Angeles Chargers, Tampa Bay Bucaneers (twice) and the defending champion Kansas City Chiefs.
For now though, all we can do is try to enjoy the games and look for some optimism, if any is to be found. This won’t be a deep dive into the analytical side of the numbers put up, but more of a broad outlook on random stats and facts, and any records that may have been broken over the weekend.
Without further ado, lets get started.
Younghoe is Koo
One of the few bright spots in 2020 is the emergence of kicker Younghoe Koo. Koo has been outplaying just about every kicker this season, and currently is a favorite to be selected to the Pro Bowl. Over the past three weeks, Koo has scored 38 points between field goals and extra points. The rest of the team has scored 30 points, and that’s with Deion Jones contributing with a pick six.
Additionally, Koo is now 7/7 on 50+ yard field goals in 2020. He’s far exceeded his expectations, considering he only had one 50+ yard field goal attempt in 2019, and it wasn’t pretty. He’s hit from 50+ in four straight games, which ties an NFL record, and currently leads the NFL in field goals made. You can somewhat thank the Falcons offense for constantly failing in the red zone, but his league-best 32 field goals is no doubt impressive.
If you’re interested in Pro Bowl voting for Younghoe Koo (or any other Falcons player) you can do so by clicking here.
Julio Jones is good against the Saints, even if the Falcons aren’t
On Sunday, Julio Jones totaled 94 receiving yards. With that, Jone is up to 1,615 career receiving yards against the Saints and has passed Steve Smith (1,582) for the 2nd-most receiving yards by any player against the Saints in franchise history. Jones now only trails Jerry Rice (2,025) but with another season or two, Jones should be the top receiver against the Saints.