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.

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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