Sunday in New Orleans was as good as the Atlanta Falcons have looked in quite some time. One could make the argument that they have not looked that crisp going back a couple seasons.
However, Atlanta Falcons fans and media seem to be jumping the gun a little too early. While it was an INCREDIBLE game, it was just that, a game. Water cooler talk this morning is how the Falcons can run the table and make the playoffs as an 8 seed in the second half of the season.
Let’s slow down with that before it becomes an all forest fire.
For one afternoon, Dan Quinn and his merry men of assistants looked like fully capable NFL coaches. The Falcons offensive line blocked really well for most of the game and the Atlanta Falcons defense actually accumulated sack after sack and stop after stop. It was as glorious as well envisioned this season going.
However, we should simply appreciate the work that went into yesterday and the focus that all involved had on making yesterday a possibility. Will it happen again? Who knows, what we do know that this team is 1-0 after the bye-week and 2-7 overall. What happens seven weeks from doesn’t matter.
The Atlanta Falcons will now turn their sole focus on the Carolina Panthers as they will travel to Carolina for their second straight NFC South game of the season. The Panthers obviously without Cam Newton and are coming off of 24-16 loss to the Green Bay Packers and they will be hungry at home for a win.
The Atlanta Falcons aren’t focused on anything other than the next game, for sake of your sanity, I hope you follow the Falcons lead and worry about the next opponent and not what could or could not happen come January or even the April draft for that matter.