How do Atlanta Falcons stack up against the NFC South rivals?

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Aug 21, 2015; East Rutherford, NJ, USA; Atlanta Falcons wide receiver Julio Jones (11) reacts during first half against the New York Jets at MetLife Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Noah K. Murray-USA TODAY Sports

Football season is finally here, and as everyone breathes in the smells of our tailgates, the outlook for the NFC South is looking much tighter than usual as a bevy of moves have been made since the end of last season.

Whether it has been a rash of injuries or a flurry or draft picks, the NFC South has arguably become one of the tightest divisions of rising teams coming into their own. And when that happens, everything is going to be left on the field when it all begins in a couple of days. This division that yearns for redemption after being ousted in the playoffs rather easily recently.

But how do the Atlanta Falcons compare to the rest of their hated foes of the NFC South that have preyed upon the Dirty Birds for years? And are the moves they’ve made enough to pull them away from being bottom dwellers? We are about to navigate our way into what is about to become one of the hardest divisions in the NFL and see how the Falcons stack up against each opponent, highlighting the strengths, weaknesses, and the possible X-factors that may determine the season’s matchups.

Let’s begin.

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