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Counting Down the Falcons' 10 Worst Losses of the Mike Smith Era in Atlanta
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There's no doubt that this has been a disappointing year for the Atlanta Falcons and head coach Mike Smith. Instead of competing for a Super Bowl, the team finds itself in the midst of the race for the top pick in the 2014 NFL draft.

While this will be the team's first losing season since 2007, the 59-33 career record Smith has built with the Falcons hasn't come without its share of embarrassing losses.

Some fans may consider Sunday's game against Green Bay to be a favorable matchup for Atlanta since Green Bay may not have Aaron Rodgers, but the Falcons have proven they're capable in these kinds of games in the past.

Given that, I decided to kick off our Friday conversation by opening the floor for discussion on Atlanta's 10 worst losses of the Mike Smith era.

To come up with the rankings, I evaluated each loss based on the importance of the game, the opponent's margin of victory, the quality of the opponent, where the game was played and how the game was lost.

After you've run down the list, the comments section is yours to agree or disagree.  Let's begin.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

All historical references are via Pro-Football-Reference.com, and all stats are via ESPN.com.

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