FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. (AP) – Coach Mike Smith can’t seem to pull the Atlanta Falcons from their two-year rut on the road.
The Falcons haven’t done much right since losing last year’s opener at New Orleans, dropping 10 of 11 road games as they prepare to visit Tampa Bay this weekend.
Smith hopes to reverse the trend by finishing games better. A fourth-quarter meltdown as the home team two weeks ago in London gave the Falcons a seven-game losing streak away from the Georgia Dome.
Regardless of location, the Falcons are desperate for a victory of any kind.
Atlanta is 6-18 overall during the last two seasons, a considerable fall for a franchise that finished the 2012 season just 10 yards shy of the Super Bowl.