Atlanta Falcons 2023-24 NFL Season Recap

Atlanta Falcons NFL Season Recap

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The Atlanta Falcons entered the 2023-24 NFL betting season owners of an 8.5-game season win total in year three of the Arthur Smith regime. After trouncing the prior year’s 4.5-game total by winning seven games and losing a number of one possession games, more improvement was expected with the “Dirty Birds” listed amongst the favorites to take home division bragging rights along with New Orleans. Unfortunately, none of it came to pass after the Falcons grossly failed to surpass their preseason expectations playing to a 7-10 record that saw it once again drop six one-score games. Worst of all, the team went a bankroll bursting 5-12 against the closing NFL odds a year removed from clocking in as only one of six NFC teams to post a winning record against linemakers.

Due to the major step back and wretched ways and excuses made for the way he went about his business, Smith was let go immediately following Atlanta’s embarrassing 48-17 loss to the division rival Saints with the Falcons still not mathematically eliminated from postseason play. His biggest concern following the 31 point thrashing was Dennis Allen punching it into the end zone in the closing minutes regardless of Atlanta waving the white flag. Had he concerned himself with utilizing his excelled offensive playmakers and putting them in positions to succeed over the course of the regular season, he still might have a job as the franchise’s head coach. But he didn’t, and acted like a baby on his way out the door. It would come off as shocking to me if Arthur Smith ever held head coaching duties in the NFL the remainder of his coaching career – smell ya later Arty!

Atlanta Falcons 2024 Offseason

The Falcons will enter the 2024-25 NFL betting season with a fresh new outlook under the watch of a new coaching staff. That should be a breath of fresh air for Falcons fans and NFL bettors that loved the way the team looked on paper heading into the prior campaign. I was one of them after hammering the over of their season win total!

There’s first round talent littered up and down the offensive roster at three of the four most viable positions. We’ll start in the backfield where Bijan Robinson rushed for 976 yards and 4 TD while averaging 4.6 yards per carry on his 214 overall totes of the pigskin. The fact that the team’s eighth pick in the NFL Draft didn’t receive a RB1 workload tells you all you need to know about the way the standout performer was used in his rookie campaign. Then you’ve got Drake London spearheading the wide receiver corps! He still went on to better his rookie output on a run-first oriented team with 905 receiving yards but only 2 TD. The lightning rod that is Kyle Pitts reeled in a career-high 3 TD passes, but only caught 53 passes for 667 yards. How is it that Jonnu Smith ate into his production the way he did with 50 catches for 582 yards? I’m looking at you Arty!

Neither Desmond Ridder nor Taylor Heinicke brought what was needed under center the entirety of the year. With that, I believe this offense is a stud quarterback away from truly making some loud noise on that side of the ball in the very near future. Per Tankathon, Atlanta once again finds itself owners of the eighth pick in the upcoming NFL Draft. While a younger pass rush specialist would be lovely to add to the defense’s aging roster, I think it would be a sin for this franchise to not look to better itself at the quarterback position so as to prevent all that young uber-talent from going wasted. Whether the rumors floating around of Justin Fields returning to his home state prove true or not, a quarterback that gets the fan base fired up must be brought in. I don’t care if it’s Caleb Williams, Drake Maye, or even Michael Penix – they better have juice!

Atlanta Falcons Schedule & Results

Week 1 vs. Carolina Panthers W 24-10 1-0
Week 2 vs. Green Bay Packers W 25-24 2-0
Week 3 at Detroit Lions L 6-20 2-1
Week 4 at Jacksonville Jaguars L 7-23 2-2
Week 5 vs. Houston Texans W 21-19 3-2
Week 6 vs. Washington Commanders L 16-24 3-3
Week 7 at Tampa Bay Buccaneers W 16-13 4-3
Week 8 at Tennessee Titans L 23-28 4-4
Week 9 vs. Minnesota Vikings L 28-31 4-5
Week 10 at Arizona Cardinals L 23-25 4-6
Week 11 BYE WEEK
Week 12 vs. New Orleans Saints W 24-15 5-6
Week 13 at New York Jets W 13-8 6-6
Week 14 vs. Tampa Bay Buccaneers L 25-29 6-7
Week 15 at Carolina Panthers L 7-9 6-8
Week 16 vs. Indianapolis Colts W 29-10 7-8
Week 17 at Chicago Bears L 17-37 7-9
Week 18 at New Orleans Saints L 17-48 7-10

The Falcons were founded as an NFL expansion team in 1966 and didn't make the playoffs until 1978. They have two NFC championships in 1998 and 2016. Their infamous Super Bowl collapse to the Patriots is one of the biggest NFL debacles ever.

The Falcons were born during the peak of the AFL vs. NFL league war. The AFL was interested in placing a franchise in Atlanta. Thus, the NFL moved to cut them off at the pass. Also, there was a sunbelt strategy involved with the NFL. The New Orleans Saints were born the following year, creating an instant rivalry between the Southern cousins.

The Falcons have had their share of great players during their history. Deion Sanders, Claude Humphrey, Steve Borkowski, Jeff Van Note, Tommy Nobis, and Roddy White lit up the Atlanta marquee. Sanders and Humphrey are in the Pro Football Hall of Fame. Van Note had a remarkable career from 1969 through 1986.

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Atlanta Falcons Past Seasons (2000)

2023 7-10 None
2022 7-10 None
2021 7-10 None
2020 4-12 None
2019 7-9 None
2018 7-9 None
2017 10-6 Lost Divisional Round
2016 11-5 Lost Super Bowl
2015 8-8 None
2014 6-10 None
2013 4-12 None
2012 13-3 Lost Conference Championship
2011 10-6 Lost Wild Card Round
2010 13-3 Lost Divisional Round
2009 9-7 None
2008 11-5 Lost Wild Card Round
2007 4-12 None
2006 7-9 None
2005 8-8 None
2004 11-5 Lost Conference Championship
2003 5-11 None
2002 9-6-1 Lost Divisional Round
2001 7-9 None
2000 4-12 None

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