If you’re reading this, there’s a good chance you’re not an Atlanta Falcons fan.

This is because you’re a smart person who wants to get some pleasure out of your Sunday entertainment, so you cheer for one of the other 31 teams.

That’s logical. What’s illogical is being a Falcons fan. If you haven’t picked up on this yet, I am a Falcons fan, and I hate it.

Every season this team finds new and stupid ways to lose games. It’s a law of nature, like the sun rising in the east or gravity.

On Sunday, Atlanta lost 37-36 at home to the Cincinnati Bengals to drop their record to 1-3. The loss makes them the first team since the 1966 New York Giants to score at least 36 points in consecutive games and lose both of them. Matt Ryan also became the first player in NFL history to throw for at least 350 yards, three touchdowns, and no interceptions in consecutive games – and lose both.

See? New, and stupid. Also very painful.

This loss got me thinking. Since the Falcons drafted Matt Ryan, what have the very dumbest losses been? The lowest of the low. The ones only Atlanta could lose.

These losses are not a coincidence. They aren’t stemming from one thing that is happening over and over and can be corrected. It’s not just a string of bad luck.

They come in all shapes and sizes. And these are just the worst ones since 2008. There are four other decades’ worth of very similar, equally dumb, exactly ridiculous losses just like these to draw from.

I could have made this a list of the 100 dumbest Falcons losses without breaking a sweat.

Here we go.