(10-05-2011 01:16 AM)The Falcon Jedi Wrote: Right when Halftime came I remember saying, "dont get too excited, here comes the infamous 3rd Quarter". And what happened....
We suck in the 3rd Quarter, and we always blow leads after half time. Nothing at all that happened that game surprised me, other than the fact that we actually Won at the end.
The problem with the Falcons is that when they stumble and start to melt-down, they cant seem to recover. They keep screwing up left and right drive after drive, like 10 drives in a row, until finally its the end of the game with 1:25 left to play, then they decide to tighten up when its almost too late.
Ive seen this team do this so many times, that we all know whats going to happen before it happens now. If we get up 21-7 against the Packers, I can guarantee you the Packers will run off 24 points to take the lead in the 4th Quarter, and probly win the game. I just dont trust this team holding a big lead. Id be more comfortable holding a small lead or tied, that would keep them playing with urgency.
And for all that, this team under Mike Smith has NEVER lost a game when they have led by 10 or more points at any point in the game.