The Falcons cant even lose without making history The Falcons made history in a very bad way when they lost to the Bengals yesterday Robert Alford Jersey , and while Im eager to start talking about the Steelers game as soon as possible, we do need to take a moment and appreciate just how amazing the Falcons have become at falling agonizingly short. First, theres the fact that only four teams in the last nearly eight decades a have managed to pile up 36 points without any turnovers at home and lose. The Falcons have now done it twice in two weeks: Then theres the fact that no team had done so well on third downs and lost a game dating back to 1991, and yet:This is truly astonishing, and it tells you exactly how awful the defense has been over their last eight quarters of football. They managed to dig in for approximately a quarter and a half against the Bengals, which is to their credit, but they still couldnt get that stops when they needed them most. If the offense was just a little bit better these last two weeks the Falcons may still have won, but the thing is Authentic Matt Bosher Jersey , they shouldnt need to be. Its a swirling combination of poor play and bad luck that by now seems like it could only happen to the Atlanta Falcons. The problem is that the Falcons arent a garden variety bad team, the way they were for much of their existence. They still have a ton of talent on both sides of the ballthough the scales are tipped heavily toward the offense at the moment with their injuries and the various disappointments on defenseand theyre capable of playing well enough to hang into games until the bitter end. That means they have a shot to win every week if the offense is dealing, sure, but it also means we may have more of these ridiculous, history-making losses in our future. Im not looking forward to seeing any more, frankly.Where the Atlanta Falcons stand heading into Week 5 against the Steelers Roster UpdateThe Falcons made one key roster move this week, adding defensive tackle Michael Bennett (no, not the Seahawks/Eagles Michael Bennett) to the roster. Bennett was promising coming out of college but his career has been repeatedly derailed by injuries Youth Matt Bryant Jersey , and hes unlikely to get more than 10-15 snaps in his Falcons debut if he even suits up. The Falcons will lean heavily on Jack Crawford, Deadrin Senat and Terrell McClain against the Steelers with Grady Jarrett out. Otherwise, the rosters where it was a week ago, for better or for worse. HealthThe Falcons added Grady Jarrett to the injury report this week, and the stud defensive tackle will miss this game. That means the Falcons are missing arguably their best player at every level of the defense, depending on how you feel about Jarrett vs. Takkarist McKinley and Keanu Neal vs. the teams top cornerbacks. The defense is still in rough shape, in other words, while the offense is healthy outside of the loss of Andy Levitre earlier this year , and Wes Schweitzer has done a fine job of replacing him. Theres another shootout brewing in Pittsburgh. Whats at stake?Basically, a win here is potentially the difference between staying alive in the playoff hunt and transitioning to worrying about next year. The Falcons wont be mathematically dead for a while, but their only road to relevance this year comes through winning games right now, starting with this weirdly shaky Pittsburgh team.If the Falcons lose theyll be at 1-4 in a division where the Saints and Panthers both look like contenders, albeit flawed ones, and will have to make up an unreasonable amount of ground. Its not impossible, but it will require the Falcons to be superb in a way they just havent been on both sides of the ball this season.A win, though? Thats 2-3 Andy Levitre Jersey , with a 1-1 record in the division and a matchup against a crumbling Buccaneers team on deck. Thats hope. Thats being alive. OutlookIm dubious that the Falcons will win this, as much as it pains me to write that. I thought they could win both the Saints and Bengals game and think they can win this one, but its hard to bet on this team in a close shootout after two straight awful losses, and thats what I think were in store for here. Ill hope for another fireworks display on offense and genuine improvement on defense, but Im not expecting it. Kudos to you if you are.