Obviously, I don’t have enough faith in Dan Quinn and his coaching staff to think that the Falcons can beat the Saints, Bucs, Raiders, Chiefs, Lions, Bears, or Vikings.
That is a far cry from my original prediction during the offseason when I thought the Falcons would split with the Bucs and Saints, as well as beat the Bears, Vikings, Lions, and Raiders. I also had them beating the Seahawks and Cowboys too.
I really did buy into the kool-aid from this offseason and thought this team would be much better prepared on both sides of the ball and Raheem Morris would be able to continue putting the defense in a position to be successful.
Instead, we have seen the defensive line be among the dominant in the NFL and a secondary that is even worse than they were a year ago. The Falcons defense went from worse to awful despite an alleged upgrade in talent. The lone bright spot for the secondary it A.J. Terrell who improved a lot from week one to week two and will hopefully continue down that path.
Overall, if the Falcons win more than four games in 2020, they will shock a lot of people – especially in Atlanta.