Jan 11, 2015; Denver, CO, USA; Indianapolis Colts quarterback Andrew Luck (12) during the 2014 AFC Divisional playoff football game against the Denver Broncos at Sports Authority Field at Mile High. Mandatory Credit: Chris Humphreys-USA TODAY Sports
AFC South opponents
The AFC South has been arguably the weakest division in the NFL in recent years. With the exception of the Andrew Luck-led Colts, the division has struggled.
Dec 28, 2014; Houston, TX, USA; Houston Texans defensive end J.J. Watt (99) reacts during the game against the Jacksonville Jaguars at NRG Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Kevin Jairaj-USA TODAY Sports
Fortunately for the Falcons, the two toughest games come at home — Indianapolis and Houston.
On the road, the Falcons face the Tennessee Titans and Jacksonville Jaguars.
These two teams combined for five wins in 2014, and they own the second and third overall picks of the 2015 NFL Draft respectively.
Of course, these teams could improve, but it’s hard to imagine them being in a position to be legitimate contenders in the division, and these are two games the Falcons should be expected to win.
With the two toughest games coming with home field advantage and the ‘easiest’ games to be played on the road, the Falcons have an opportunity to rack up some wins against the AFC South.
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