FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. — The Atlanta Falcons lost their third straight game on Sunday after a missed extra point by Matt Bryant in the closing minutes of the fourth quarter left them short against the Arizona Cardinals with a final score of 34-33.
This drops the Falcons to 1-5 on the season and makes things even more uncomfortable for head coach Dan Quinn.
Last week, team owner Arthur Blank said he was going to stick by Quinn for the foreseeable future, but that was presuming that the team would notch a win against the Cardinals - who now move to a 2-3-1 record on the season - this week
The national media is also starting to ask more questions about Quinn and whether or not his stay in Atlanta has become shorter.
Here's what media around the rest of the country was saying following Sunday's game:
- "The seat gets hotter on head coach Dan Quinn..." - Cardinals Insider Bob McManaman, USA Today
- Matt Bryant's XP miss is Falcons' failed season in a nutshell - Vaughn McClure, ESPN.com
- NFL coaching hot seat rankings: Dan Quinn hanging on for dear life - Sean Wagner-McGough, CBSSports.com
- Cardinals win over Falcons comes with 'bitter aftertaste' - Kent Somers, Arizona Republic
- Matt Bryant misses extra point to doom Falcons in 1-point loss - Chris Cwik, Yahoo Sports
- Falcons not looking to make quick move on coach Dan Quinn - Ian Rapoport, NFL Network
- Arizona Cardinals beat Falcons 34-33 after Bryant's extra point miss - AP/KPNX
- How much longer will the Falcons' downward spiral last? - Conor Orr - Sports Illustrated/SI.com
- Falcons refuse to quit and that's the best thing going for them - Matthew Tabeek, AtlantaFalcons.com
The Falcons return home to Mercedes-Benz Stadium on Sunday for a showdown with the faltering Los Angeles Rams (3-3) who are coming off of their third straight loss. The Rams fell 20-7 to the San Francisco 49ers on Sunday.
The Rams were without Georgia Bulldog-alum running back Todd Gurley and corner Aquib Talib. As of Monday morning, there is no word on Talib's status for next Sunday. Gurley's status is being evaluated on a day-by-day basis, with an answer coming later in the week.
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