Atlanta Falcons fans have reason for optimism in week three
Optimism isn’t a familiar feeling at this point for Atlanta Falcons fans, it is a hard feeling to find when your team is the Atlanta Falcons. While one could argue there are more miserable franchises both in and outside the NFL none have had the blueprint for success like the Falcons.
They have the biggest piece to success, a franchise quarterback who has been great for the last decade. Add in consistent talent at the receiver position and talented tight-ends Atlanta has often had enough talent to win and yet they never do.
Understandably after an ugly 0-2 start, Atlanta fans feel it will be more of the same this season. The difference this season, however, will be a schedule that is so incredibly soft even Atlanta will luck their way into some wins and a bit of improvement.
The Atlanta Falcons should be optimistic based simply on Matt Ryan being better than the quarterbacks on their schedule
Week three is here for the winless Falcons matching them up against the winless Giants. A team that will still be looking for their quarterback at the end of the season. Daniel Jones hasn’t fixed his turnover issues and is behind a terrible offensive line.
One bad enough that even the Falcons should be able to muster a bit of a pass rush. Week three is a rare chance for Atlanta fans to head into gameday feeling good about their team. They have the better quarterback and are healthier than a Giants team that simply put is bad even when fully healthy.
Saquon Barkley in years past would demand attention as one of the best players in this matchup and though he will be playing he isn’t fully back. Watching Barkley in New York’s last game against Washington one thing was incredibly evident.
Saquon doesn’t have the burst or power he did before his injury, whether it is time or simply a player who isn’t the same remains to be seen. Regardless Atlanta is going to benefit from New York’s best player not being himself and their quarterback being the opposite of clutch.
This week for once, Atlanta should be the favorite in a matchup of two miserable teams who both are going to be desperate for their first win in week three.