FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. -- The Falcons are in the midst of a three-game skid, and some issues have appeared on both sides of the ball.
Offensively, Atlanta has averaged just over 17 points in the last three games, and the Falcons have given up an average of 27 points to their opponents during that stretch. The Falcons have just two takeaways in their last three games, and they've given the ball away seven times, earning them a minus-5 turnover margin.
When asked a question about the pass rush, Falcons coach Dan Quinn gave a macro answer on the recent play of the team.
"The last three for all of us have been more quiet than we would have liked," Quinn said. "Defensively, offensively, to make sure that we're playing at our best. That stretch is over and a new block begins. Each of the guys have a couple of small things to say, 'OK, this part of my game has to get right.' So, that's what we're going to focus on."
The Falcons aren't eliminated in the NFC playoff race, and stranger things have happened, but it's reasonable to assume they would need to run the table over their final five games to put themselves in position to possibly make the postseason.
For Atlanta to make some noise, it must move past the quiet times.