There is no doubt that the Atlanta Falcons have one of the toughest schedules in the NFL this season, largely due to their absurdly tough road schedule. Not only do the Falcons play five playoffs teams on the road, but they also have to face three Super Bowl MVPs on the road – Drew Brees, Tom Brady, and Patrick Mahomes.
That is a lot to ask of anyone, let alone a team led by a coaching staff that is a win or get fired situation.
However, there is plenty of reasons to believe that brighter days are ahead in 2020. No one is saying win a Super Bowl type of year, but as we have seen over the years, playing great ball and making the playoffs can be a great combination to surprising the league with an NFL title.
Coming off of back to back losing seasons will make any fan base lose patience with the current status of a franchise. After coming so close in 2016, the Atlanta Falcons have taken several steps backward and fans just want to see this franchise take giant leaps forward in terms of success.
There are three reasons to believe that the Atlanta Falcons will shock even the smartest NFL experts in 2020 and make the playoffs. They are seen as the third-best team in the NFC South and even if true, there is no reason that this division won’t have three teams in the playoffs like they did in 2017.
Here are the three reasons that the Atlanta Falcons will be among the seven playoff teams in 2020.