The Atlanta Falcons have battled their way back from a 2-6 start to leading the division with a 4-6 record. While the previous two victories haven’t been pretty they count in the win column. Now the Falcons roll into the final six games with some much needed momentum.
The remaining schedule is a difficult task.
Next week the Cleveland Browns will invade the Georgia Dome. They boast one of the best defenses in the league. Following that contest the Falcons will face another tough defense as the current NFC west division leading Cardinals come to town. Things won’t get any easier on December 14th as the Falcons travel to Lambeau field to face Aaron Rogers and the Packers high flying offense not to mention battling the frigid weather. After that the Steelers whom have recently started to look like them old selves come to the dome. The Falcons close the season against division opponents as they travel to New Orleans to face the Saints and then they finish the season at home against the Panthers. Either of those games could be for a playoff berth.
The Falcons have played themselves back into playoff contention. They are undefeated within the division however they have yet to beat a team outside the division. If they want to win the division they will need to win some tough games over the last two months of the season.
The Falcons have the toughest schedule of the top three teams in the NFC South. The Panthers on paper have the easiest remaining games.
The Falcons sit in the driver seat. Somehow they control their own destiny. If they win out they will get in the playoffs as the NFC south divisional winner. They needed a little help to get back to the top of the race, now that they are there it’s theirs to win or lose.
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