ATLANTA — The last time the Atlanta Falcons played at NRG Stadium in Houston was when the New England Patriots crushed the team's dreams in Super Bowl LI.
Sunday's outcome was not much better. The Houston Texans stomped all over the Falcons, landing a final score of 53-32, and while it's clear that the team really needs to do some soul-searching as they work to put together a winning combination on the field, the national media was unforgiving in its assessment of the Dirty Birds' performance on the field.
In the wake of the firing of Washington Redskins head coach Jay Gruden on Monday morning following that team's 0-5 start, speculation is beginning to mount about the future of Falcons head coach Dan Quinn.
- Arthur Blank 'disappointed' in 1-4 Falcons but supports Dan Quinn - Vaughn McClure, ESPN.com
- Falcons embarrassed on defense as Texans score at will - Vaughn McClure - ESPN.com
- Watson throws 5 TDs, 3 to Fuller; Texans top Falcons 53-32 - ESPN/AP
- Texans WR Keke Coutee calls Falcons' defense 'pretty basic' - Lorenzo Reyes, USA Today
- NFL Week 5 Grades: Flailing Falcons get a 'D' - John Breech, CBSSports.com
- Falcons reach low point with coach Dan Quinn: How did Atlanta get here? - Vinnie Iyer, Sporting News
- Falcons owner Arthur Blank not considering a coaching change - Alaa Abdeldaiem, Sports Illustrated / SI.com
- As Falcons search for answers, here's a good place to start - Matthew Tabeek, AtlantaFalcons.com
- Deshaun Watson dynamite in Texans' win over Falcons - Reid Laymance, Houston Chronicle
- Watson throws five touchdown passes in Houston's 53-32 win over Atlanta - KHOU, Houston
- Humbling defeat in Houston leaves the Falcons in complete disarray - Allen Strk, TheFalcoholic.com
- Arthur Blank won't make coaching changes for Falcons right now - Jeanna Thomas, TheFalcoholic.com
- Ronde Barber breaks down Deshaun Watson's huge bounce-back game - Ronde Barber, Fox Sports
- Quinn on hot seat after ATL's struggles continue - NBCSports.com / Pro Football Talk
- Falcons owner supports coach after latest blowout loss - Michael McClymont, TheScore.com
The Falcons continue their road swing next Sunday as they head to Phoenix to take on the flailing Arizona Cardinals, who, with a 1-4 record, just notched their first victory for rookie coach Kliff Kingsbury. Game time will be at 4:15 p.m.
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