By John Waynesworld
Christmas came a day early for Atlanta Falcons fans around the globe (and growing). From all the doubts cast in our recent losses this team responded with wins. And more wins. After 2 blowout victories against the Rams and 49ers and then dominating the reigning NFC Champion Panthers in their own back yard, these Falcons are starting to run downhill toward the playoffs.
The offense is working at full capacity with every weapon imaginable…a stable of really good running backs, a solid O-Line, a (dare I say) great OC and the future MVP Matt Ryan.
On the other side of the ball our defense has really excelled in spite of its youth, lack of superstars, and recent statistical history. Our defense is finally getting stops via sacks, turnovers and solid tackling. While we are occasionally letting the other teams eat up yards between the 20’s, we are protecting the end zone better than we have in years.
This weekend we host the Sain’ts for a chance to cement the #2 seed and a bye week. The Falcons defense will be sorely tested by
future Hall of Famer the ever-pesky Drew Brees and their very fast Wide Receivers, but the good news is we are fast back there too.
It is also heartening for fans that our Head Coach is not moving off the script and the path that he prepared. His mantra that each and every day every man on this 53-man roster needs to get better and to be ready to step up has been evident on the field all year long.
Let’s all have a Happy New Year!