True Hope or Delusion?
As the Falcons prepare to face the Packers, who are arguably the hottest team in the NFL right now, fans might be on the verge of actually believing this team is turning it around. However, a thud up in Lambeau might crush that reality. The NFC South is very bad that even if they lose, they somehow are still in the lead for the division. The Saints lost today and they still have a head to head tiebreaker over the Panthers.
The optimists will say that these Falcons could and should be 7-5 right now if Mike Smith didn’t act like such a bonehead in the Lions and Browns game. The pessimists (some would say realists), will point out that the core problem remains the same and nothing truly will change until someone else is coaching this team. We’ll see tomorrow night. If they pull off a miracle and somehow win, it would be impossible to deny the Falcons have finally caught their footing. Even if they lose, but keep it close, they could theoretically be in the lead for the division with essentially a two game lead with 3 games to go. However, if they go up and get embarrassed in Green Bay, it would be hard to imagine A) The Falcons actually winning the division and B) them having a snowball’s chance in Hades of actually putting up a fight in the playoffs.
Have at it folks…………….