What in the hell were they thinking?
The Atlanta Falcons got the ball back with just over four minutes to go facing a five-point deficit. With relative ease, the team drove down the field and found themselves within the 10 yard-line with over a minute to go.
What followed was a sequence of ridiculous play calling that cost the team the game, ending with an overthrown pass to a covered Julio Jones on the final play.
What in the world were they thinking there?
The final play was some ridiculous concoction of a sprint option, plus a fade route to Julio Jones in the corner of the end zone. At 4th and 2 near the goal line, you simply don't pull out a strange call like that, especially with this Eagles defense.
That, not to mention a panic shovel pass that nearly resulted in a turnover on second down of the same drive.
The Falcons threw a shovel pass and some weird sprint option on their final drive of the game inside the 10-yard-line.— 12up (@12upSport) January 14, 2018
It wasn't as bad as the Seahawks infamous goal-line choke, but it was certainly up there.
The #Falcons playcalling on the final sequence inside the 10 was the sort of awful that gets coaches fired.— Mike Greenberg (@Espngreeny) January 14, 2018
Think the Falcons are missing Kyle Shanahan right about now?