Why the Atlanta Falcons will make the playoffs
Nov 8, 2015; Santa Clara, CA, USA; Atlanta Falcons wide receiver Julio Jones (11) is unable to control the pass attempt against the San Francisco 49ers during the second quarter at Levi
The offense has yet to show up
Even though the Falcons currently have the No. 1 receiver by yards, the No. 2 running back and the No. 4 quarterback by yards in the league, the offense has not shown up to play a complete game this season. This offense has a ton of potential, but it has yet to be tapped into.
That’s not to mention Kyle Shanahan calling plays and the mentality to put every player in the best position to showcase their skill set. The offense over the past few weeks has been in a funk, one in which Matt Ryan seems to be forcing the ball to Julio too often, and when attempting to include other players is sometimes off the mark.
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Devonta Freeman had been consistent up until the 49ers game, and even then proved to be a capable receiving threat. Julio Jones has once again begun to rack up the yards after a few weeks of silence. The Falcons have all of the tools necessary to succeed and to defeat anyone they face.
The bye should prove to be a make or break point for the team. If the team can come out and show the offensive chemistry they have recently lacked, the Indianapolis Colts, and anyone remaining on the schedule, could be in major trouble.