Falcons the falcons please understand me
After opening the season 3-0, Atlanta has lost its last three, and the offense has disappeared. The fog didn't cause the Falcons to be so desperate they attempted a deep pass on fourth-and-6 from near midfield at the two-minute warning of the first half, instead of pinning the Patriots deep. The turnover on downs set up a New England touchdown -- and a 17-0 lead -- with seconds remaining in the second quarter. It didn't send Matt Bryant 's 36-yard field goal attempt into the left upright for a miss . It didn't force Falcons offensive coordinator Steve Sarkisian into goal-line play-calling at the start of the fourth quarter so questionable -- a jet sweep on fourth-and-goal from the 1? -- that even though the far end zone was almost entirely obscured from the press box, reporters could tell the sequence was an abject failure by the shrieking of the fans.
The Falcons' current home field is Mercedes-Benz Stadium , which opened in time for the 2017 season ; the team's headquarters and practice facilities are located at a 50-acre site in Flowery Branch, Georgia .