Falcons blow largest lead in franchise history in 22-21 loss to Lions

Sunday's loss against the Detroit Lions was one of the worst under the current regime. (Mike Smith)

Sunday’s loss against the Detroit Lions was one of the worst under the current regime. (Mike Smith)

Blowing a 21-point lead was the largest in Atlanta Falcons history, setting a new low for the franchise and the current regime.

The Falcons lost their fifth consecutive game after losing 22-21 to the Detroit Lions in London after jumping out to a 21-0 lead in the first half.

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Atlanta Falcons vs. Detroit Lions Preview

The Falcons offensive line will likely again struggle to protect Matt Ryan against a fierce Detroit Lions defense. (Seth Ryan)

The Falcons offensive line will likely again struggle to protect Matt Ryan against a fierce Detroit Lions defense. (Seth Ryan)

Not much is going right for the Atlanta Falcons.

At 2-5, they’re on a four-game losing streak. In each consecutive game during that streak, the offense has scored fewer points. All of the Falcons’ five losses have come by double digits.

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Falcons Routed 29-7 by Ravens

Mike Smith's time in Atlanta is coming to an end.  (Gail Burton)

Mike Smith’s tenure as head coach in Atlanta is coming to an end. (Gail Burton)

Matt Bryant’s 57-yard field goal attempt in the second quarter bounced off the crossbar with a doink as if to signify the end of the Atlanta Falcons’ 2014 season.

The Falcons extended their losing streak to four after coming up short 29-7 to the Baltimore Ravens. Atlanta is now 2-5 with an 0-4 record on the road.

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Atlanta Falcons at Baltimore Ravens Preview

Atlanta has a tough road matchup in the Baltimore Ravens. (Brynn Anderson)

Atlanta has a tough road matchup in the Baltimore Ravens. (Brynn Anderson)

After losing a key home game to the Chicago Bears last week, the Atlanta Falcons – riding a three-game losing streak – hit the road again to take on the Baltimore Ravens.

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Falcons lose 27-13 to Bears in must-win home game

Julio Jones didn't have his best game. (John Bazemore)

Julio Jones didn’t have his best game. (John Bazemore)

The Atlanta Falcons used to be seemingly unstoppable at home. There was an aura of invincibility whenever the Falcons were in the Georgia Dome hosting an opponent.

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Atlanta Falcons vs. Chicago Bears Preview

Devin Hester status is questionable heading into Sunday's game against his former team.(Ann Heisenfelt)

Devin Hester status is questionable heading into Sunday’s game against his former team. (Ann Heisenfelt)

The Atlanta Falcons already face a must-win game, and it’s only Week 6 of the 2014 NFL season.

The Falcons host the Chicago Bears in what will be their only game at home in the Georgia Dome until November 23. Atlanta plays a “home” game against the Detroit Lions in London in Week 8.

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The Current State of the 2-3 Atlanta Falcons

It's gut check time for the Falcons. (Seth Wenig)

It’s gut check time for the Falcons. (Seth Wenig)

We’re only entering Week 6 of the 2014 NFL season and while there is plenty of football left to be played, there are glaring issues with the Atlanta Falcons that prompt questions as to whether or not this team will advance to the postseason.

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Falcons Blow Double-Digit Lead in 30-20 Loss to Giants

Robert Alford didn't have his best game. (Seth Wenig)

Robert Alford didn’t exactly have his best game as a professional. (Seth Wenig)

The Atlanta Falcons had a 20-10 lead in the third quarter on the New York Giants.

But the Giants scored 20 unaswered points to take get the 30-20 victory.

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Atlanta Falcons at New York Giants Preview

The Falcons have to find a way to win on the road. (Ann Heisenfelt)

The Falcons have to find a way to win outdoors on the road. (Ann Heisenfelt)

The Atlanta Falcons haven’t won an outdoors road game since defeating the Tampa Bay Buccaneers 24-23 on November 25, 2012.

That losing streak was extended with last Sunday’s 41-28 loss to the Minnesota Vikings.

This Sunday, the Falcons (2-2) go on the road once again to face the New York Giants, a team that has won two games in a row.

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Falcons Lose Hawley, Holmes for Year; Moore Placed on Short-Term IR

Joe Hawley's absence will be felt. (Michael Conroy)

Joe Hawley’s absence will be felt. (Michael Conroy)

After losing Sam Baker in preseason, the Atlanta Falcons lose two more starting offensive linemen: center Joe Hawley and right tackle Lamar Holmes.

Additionally, William Moore was placed on short-term injured reserve.

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