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

Another humiliating loss.

Chicago Bears v Atlanta Falcons Photo by Todd Kirkland/Getty Images

The Falcons are bad for your health. Read on for Monday’s Falcoholinks after another fourth quarter implosion.

Falcons - Bears recap

Different day, same dumb story. Dan Quinn has to go.

The Falcons blew a 16 point lead against Chicago in a game that they largely controlled until the fourth quarter. That’s when everything unraveled.

The Atlanta Falcons are now 0-3 for the first time since 2007. They also became the first team in NFL history to lose back-to-back games when they had a 15+ point lead in the fourth quarter. Yikes.

Atlanta entered this contest with a veritable skeleton crew, as a large group of their starters were ruled out — including Julio Jones. The Falcons did well enough for three quarters, but then harnessed the collapse sequence in their DNA and blew another game in spectacular fashion when they were leading by double digits late.

With all of the defenders on the shelf with injuries, we were concerned that the Bears’ offense would have a field day against the Falcons. They didn’t, until they did, and they scored three touchdowns in the final five minutes to steal a win in Atlanta.

Injuries

They’re piling up like unpaid parking tickets. The Falcons had a number of players leave this game, including wide receiver Russell Gage who was ruled out with a concussion, and defensive tackle Grady Jarrett who left with a hip injury.

Keanu Neal also briefly left with a hamstring injury, but would return in the second half.

Cornerback A.J. Terrell lands on COVID list

Falcons rookie corner A.J. Terrell was ruled out of Sunday’s game, becoming the first player in the NFL to test positive for COVID-19 during the season. Thankfully, Atlanta’s contact tracing and testing protocols showed that no other players or personnel had been exposed.

Wishing for a speedy recovery for A.J.

The Falcoholic Live Post-game show

Therapy is important, so we’re real supportive of that around here. The last two weeks of The Falcoholic Live Post-game show have essentially been venting sessions, so if you need to exorcise some of your internal demons about why you chose to become a Falcons fan, you can catch the entire show here.