2020 NFL Power Rankings: Atlanta Falcons
Throughout the 2020 NFL season, we will compile a consensus NFL Power Rankings that averages the rankings of all 32 NFL teams.
Here is where the Atlanta Falcons rank in terms of average, best and worst:
- Average ranking: 23.6 (23rd)
- Best ranking: 19th (The Athletic)
- Worst ranking: 27th (NFL.com)
Below you will find a Week 4 roundup for the Falcons in our consensus 2020 NFL Power Rankings.
The Athletic -- Rank: 19
What we learned: It takes a team effort to blow a game like that. Last week, the focus was mostly on the botched onside kick coverage against the Cowboys. This week, though, there's plenty of blame to spread around. Once again, the Falcons decided to torture their fans with a maddening loss -- this time to the Bears. ...
CBS Sports -- Rank: 25
Blowing big leads the past two weeks to fall to 0-3 isn't a good look for coach Dan Quinn. It's natural to wonder when a change is coming.
USA Today -- Rank: 21
Their nightmare start next winds into Green Bay. After that, Atlanta faces fives teams it should easily handle ... but where have you read that before?
ESPN -- Rank: 26
What we got wrong: The Falcons would be a playoff contender.
Well, the Falcons are 0-3, have blown 15-plus-point leads in consecutive losses to the Cowboys and Bears, have to face Aaron Rodgers next in Green Bay, and still have to see Tom Brady and Drew Brees twice. Enough said. -- Vaughn McClure
NFL.com -- Rank: 27
Let's put some focus on Matt Ryan after the Falcons' latest unthinkable collapse. The veteran quarterback typically avoids criticism when Atlanta self-immolates, but on Sunday -- while Nick Foles was taking the Bears up and down the field in the fourth quarter -- Ryan threw eight consecutive incompletions, including a bad overthrow on what should have been a game-clinching touchdown strike to Olamide Zaccheaus. The Falcons were forced to punt, then quickly lost the lead on another Foles TD. Atlanta still had a chance -- but Ryan threw an interception on the ensuing drive. Game over. Maybe Dan Quinn's not the right coach; maybe the defense doesn't have what it takes. But Ryan is a former MVP and franchise leader who's supposed to be the safety net. He hasn't done his job.
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