The Atlanta Falcons are a team that could see some post season action if their schedule goes the right way.
With the new NFL season on the horizon, following the tease that is preseason, everyone is eager to make and showcase their NFL predictions.
I thought to put a twist on my own season predictions for the Atlanta Falcons. Instead of just making common game by game predictions for the birds, I decided to instead make two sets of forecasts: one being based on homer-ism, and the other being established by objectivity. This is an exercise of looking at the team as a fan, and then shifting the mindset to that of someone on the outside of that fandom.
It’s well documented that the birds blew a 5-0 start last season, and ended up missing the playoffs thanks to a 3-8 finish. This year, the Falcons will have to go through a gauntlet of tough games if they want to make any noise in the NFC playoff picture, as they have the league’s toughest schedule on tap.
Here are my game by game predictions for the ball club for this upcoming season; one set as a fan of the team taking an optimistic viewpoint, and the other as an objective football mind, making nothing but cold hard calculations.
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