The Atlanta Falcons are the 2019 NFC Champions

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4. The Schedule

Have you seen the Falcons schedule in regards to opponents? Thank you very much.

Falcons get Rams, Seahawks, Tennessee, Jacksonville and Eagles all at home while having to go to Arizona, Houston, Indianapolis, San Fran and Minnesota.

This schedule could not have set up any better for the Falcons. Several marquee games for sure, but the toughest non-division games are all at Mercedes Benz.

Matt Ryan will be the better QB in 14 of the 16 contests. The only QB better on the 2019 schedule, Drew Brees and even that is not a foregone conclusion. Think back to how bad Brees played at the tail end of 2018 and the playoffs. A bad missed call in the Divisional Round overshadowed Brees terrible play in that game.

My expectations for the Falcons in 2019 also extends to the defense. I expect Atlanta to have the best defense in every game they play in 2019 and to finish in the Top five among all teams in the NFL. The Jaguars defense will rebound, the Rams will be very good again and the 49ers will be a Top 10 defense, but I expect Atlanta to be better than all of them.