28-3 redux? NFL Twitter reacts to Falcons' latest huge collapse originally appeared on NBC Sports Boston
Patriots fans biding their time before New England's Week 2 clash with the Seattle Seahawks may have witnessed a familiar sight Sunday.
Then disaster struck: Dallas stormed back to pull within two points with under two minutes to play, then miraculously recovered an onside kick to set up a game-winning field goal that capped a stunning 39-37 Cowboys win.
The Falcons blowing a massive second-half lead -- hmm, where have we seen that before?
The Cowboys trailed 20-0 in the 1st quarter, and by 19 points at halftime. Entering today, the Cowboys were 1-35 all-time when trailing by 19+ points at the half.— ESPN Stats & Info (@ESPNStatsInfo) September 20, 2020
The Falcons' 20-point blown lead is their largest since Super Bowl LI against the Patriots (led by 25). pic.twitter.com/HUWmA4jGt5
This loss wasn't as bad as Atlanta blowing a 28-3 lead to the Patriots in Super Bowl LI. But it was darn close, and the Falcons' latest epic collapse had NFL Twitter in a frenzy.
Take it away, internet peanut gallery:
Ah, always fun to watch the Falcons blow big leads. Reminds us of simpler times.— Patriots on NBCSB (@NBCSPatriots) September 20, 2020
Don't let the Falcons blowing 29-10 halftime lead in week 2 of the 2020 season distract you from the fact that the Falcons blew a 28-3 lead in the Super Bowl.— Jeff Asher (@Crimealytics) September 20, 2020
Tired: Falcons blowing a 28-3 lead— Danny Heifetz (@Danny_Heifetz) September 20, 2020
Wired: Falcons blowing a 29-10 lead
The Falcons were up 20-0— SB Nation (@SBNation) September 20, 2020
They were still up 15 with 4 minutes left
Atlanta need to recover an onside kick. .... and they just stared at it
Cowboys recovered AND WON! pic.twitter.com/ZNXiYaoWXG
Helplessly watching as a football spins wildly out of control is a pretty good metaphor for the Atlanta Falcons— Pablo S. Torre (@PabloTorre) September 20, 2020
The Falcons topped out at a 99.9% in ESPN’s win probability index. 😂 pic.twitter.com/WDC2KyJZ2D— /𝗿/𝗰𝗼𝘄𝗯𝗼𝘆𝘀 ✭ (@redditcowboys) September 20, 2020
NFL teams when the falcons are up 20+ pic.twitter.com/I00LMJzd1Q— Incognito (@Incognitoburner) September 20, 2020
Damian Lillard might want to direct his answer to Falcons head coach Dan Quinn, who has overseen both of Atlanta's massive chokes.