This is not just a must-win game for the Falcons. This is a should-win and if the Dirty Birds can’t get it done, it’s safe to assume Smitty will be out the door soon.
If Atlanta was in any other division in the NFL, it would be safe to assume their Playoff chances are zero at best. Fortunately, the terrible NFC South gives the Falcons hope.
Atlanta had the perfect opportunity to salvage their season with an upset victory against Detroit. The key word being “Had.”
How do you fix a team that’s lost three straight games? For the Falcons, their head coach has at least pinpointed several parts of the game his team definitely needs to improve if they are to turn the season around.
Opening Statement (Thomas Dimitroff): “It was a long, eventful first round. Sorry we kept you guys waiting so long, we were busy in a lot of different areas and here we are. We’re just going […]
This weeks practices at Flowery Branch saw players who did not practice but are expected to be starting Sunday against the New Orleans Saints, and some backup players who earned a spot through their hard work during the preseason.
If Atlanta didn’t already have hopes to beat Seattle yesterday, with the announcement of Chris Clemons torn ACL and meniscus, they certainly do now.
With an extra week off before their next game, the Falcons need to remember the positives when a teammate is injured. With Dunta Robinson and John Abraham injured in Week 17, the training staff has good news for Falcons Nation about their return.
Specifically, the secondary of Atlanta will be the most shallow. With two starting secondary players, this may be the game where Atlanta seed how deep their defense truly is.
While not exactly avenging last season’s Playoff loss to the Giants, the Falcons showed the NFL that they may actually be as good as their record is. Doubters beware: this Falcons team is dangerous.