The Atlanta Falcons were simply outplayed in every facet of the game against the Carolina Panthers. The only good thing about this game is that Atlanta still has four weeks before the Playoffs begin to fix the problem’s this team still has.
While whoever came up with the famous “Time heals all wounds” quote probably wasn’t thinking about the Atlanta Falcons. Still, that doesn’t mean the saying doesn’t apply. With a double-digit number of players listed on the last several injury reports, the ten days off meant fewer than five would be listed this week.
When it comes to rivalry games, statistics take a backseat. It doesn’t matter than Atlanta has won eight more games than Carolina. It doesn’t matter that Atlanta already defeated Carolina this season. In these games, emotion and luck take on much more importance than usual.
In the span of four quick weeks, Atlanta saw its franchise-record winning streak end, Matt Ryan setting an infamous career pass record and ended an NFL record. To say the newsworthy moments this past month have been fast and furious is an understatement. Now with four games left, how have the Falcons been doing so far?
While a 10 point win may not be considered a nail biter, it certainly was close. With Atlanta putting up just 23 points, would their defense be able to slow down Drew Brees? That question wouldn’t be answered until deep in the fourth quarter
If winning a football game was based on style points, Atlanta would have been crushed in their 23-19 win against Arizona. However, the only thing that matters in football is the scoreboard.
Quarterbacks, wide receivers and tight ends, oh my! As the season continues to advance, the injuries continue to pile up for both teams. As always, the question of who has more depth may decide the outcome.
How do you rate the worth of each professional athlete? Is it simply the statistics they produce or does the money they make from merchandizing and everything else come into play? Regardless of the measurements, Michael Turner simply isn’t worth what the Falcons are paying him.
As the only undefeated team left in the NFL this season, Atlanta goes into its bye week with a full-head of steam. With Atlanta at 6-0, who are the players that are contributing the most and who isn’t performing up to expectations?
As only one of three teams to start the 2012 campaign out 4-0, the Atlanta Falcons are doing very well. Even though their record may currently be perfect, not all aspects of their game has been. This is a quick breakdown of Atlanta’s good, bad and ugly of their first 4 games.