The narrative that Dan Quinn’s Atlanta Falcons can’t win big games or hold leads could be true.
Except for football on Monday night.
Since the Quinns Falcons took over as Atlanta head coach in 2015, they have been unbeaten in primetime Monday matchups. They are 5-0 which has helped eliminate decades of fighting in such competitions.
The disappointments stemmed from the founding of Monday Night Football in 1970. The Falcons fell to the Miami Dolphins in November of that first season when both teams first appeared.
Before Quinn arrived, Atlanta had a Monday night record between 11 and 27. Even Matt Ryan had no career win (0-7).
The last team the Falcons lost football to on Monday night were the Green Bay Packers – the same squad they face this week. Green Bay won a shootout in 2014 (43-37).
Atlanta’s winning streak and Dan Quinn’s tenure as head coach began in September 2015 with a 26-23 win over the Philadelphia Eagles. Since then, Quinn’s team has beaten four different organizations on Mondays.
The Falcons didn’t play a Monday game last season. Her last performance was a 23:20 win over the New York Giants in October 2018.
Now, in Atlanta’s first Monday night matchup in nearly two years, Quinn is in the hot seat. He’ll have to call part of his Monday Magic to keep the Falcons winning streak alive on Monday night and possibly his career as head coach in Atlanta.
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