The Bow Tie Chronicles: Falcons wrap up 7-10 season

120521 Atlanta: Falcons head coach Arthur Smith and Matt Ryan confer during a time out against the Buccaneers in a NFL football game on Sunday, Dec 5, 2021, in Atlanta.   “Curtis Compton / Curtis.Compton@ajc.com”`

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120521 Atlanta: Falcons head coach Arthur Smith and Matt Ryan confer during a time out against the Buccaneers in a NFL football game on Sunday, Dec 5, 2021, in Atlanta. “Curtis Compton / Curtis.Compton@ajc.com”`

Credit: Curtis Compton / Curtis.Compton@

In the 313th episode of The Bow Tie Chronicles podcast, host D. Orlando Ledbetter of The Atlanta Journal-Constitution discusses the Falcons 30-20 loss to the Saints before a sparse gathering at Mercedes-Benz Stadium on Sunday. Also, coach Arthur Smith believes the team learned how to win close games as they were 7-2 in one-score games and laid the foundation for a turnaround in the future.