There is a history of Falcons’ 0-5 starts

Falcons tight end Hayden Hurst (81) reacts to missing a pass in the end zone against the Carolina Panthers during the second half Sunday, Oct. 11, 2020, at Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta. The Falcons are 0-5 to start the season. (Brynn Anderson/AP)

Credit: Brynn Anderson

Credit: Brynn Anderson

Falcons tight end Hayden Hurst (81) reacts to missing a pass in the end zone against the Carolina Panthers during the second half Sunday, Oct. 11, 2020, at Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta. The Falcons are 0-5 to start the season. (Brynn Anderson/AP)

The Falcons have started the season 0-5 six times in franchise history, including this year with Sunday’s loss to the Panthers. It’s tied for the fourth-longest losing streak to start the season.

Here is how they fared:

Year/Consecutive losses/Final record

2020/5*/TBD

1997/5/7-9

1996/8/3-13

1993/5/6-10

1985/6/4-12

1966/9/3-11

*-Current