By now, many people know the Atlanta Falcons only for various memes about blowing a 28-3 lead to the New England Patriots in Super Bowl LI. Well, they did something similar Sunday, blowing a 20-point lead to the Dallas Cowboys.
According to ESPN Stats & Information research, the Cowboys were 1-35 before today when trailing by 19-plus points in a half. The Falcons scored 39 points without a turnover. According to Elias Sports Bureau data, teams were 440-0 in that scenario since 1933.
It’s not as bad as leading 28-3, refusing to run the ball and allowing Tom Brady & Co. to complete an epic Super Bowl rally — but still, social media was not kind.
The Falcons after blowing a 20-point lead to the Cowboys: pic.twitter.com/wausYKthNw
— ESPN (@espn) September 20, 2020
Chuck felt the pain after the Falcons loss today 😅 pic.twitter.com/fr9SlJJv3W