NFC South Power Rankings: Week 4 standings
Sep 27, 2015; Arlington, TX, USA; Atlanta Falcons quarterback Matt Ryan (2) celebrates with receiver Julio Jones (11) and fullback Patrick MiMarco (42) after their fourth quarter touchdown against the Dallas Cowboys at AT&T Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Matthew Emmons-USA TODAY Sports
1. Atlanta Falcons (3-0)
Last week: 1
What a difference Dan Quinn is already making in Atlanta. The team that won just six times in 2014 is sitting comfortably at 3-0. What’s more impressive is the fight this team has, fighting from behind in the fourth quarter in all three games this season.
The Cowboys were dominating in Week 3 with a heavy dose of the run. Joseph Randle ran in three touchdowns and Darren McFadden another and it seemed like the Falcons were heading for their first defeat of the season.
But that all changed after the half. The Cowboys wouldn’t add a single point to their 28 halftime tally and they would total minus-4 rushing yards. Matt Ryan was on point and Julio Jones was dominant, but the star of the show was Devonta Freeman, who had 30 carries for 141 yards and three touchdowns.
Another comeback. Another win.
Week 4: Houston Texans
Up next is J.J. Watt and the Texans inside the Georgia Dome. Arian Foster could be back in action and it will be a tough game for the Falcons, but at home they have a great opportunity to go 4-0.
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