Four keys for the Atlanta Falcons to reach double-digit wins
The Atlanta Falcons must win as many divisional games as they can
As the Falcons are going into their bye week, they have only played one game against a divisional opponent—week two against Tampa Bay—but have played three of the four teams in the NFC East. This creates a prime opportunity for the Falcons to rack up wins in their own division and hopefully gain ground.
The next division game will come after the next game out of the bye week against the Panthers. If the Falcons can beat a disappointing Miami team and follow it up with beating Carolina, that will be huge for the season.
The Panthers have been struggling mightily since being undefeated. Their quarterback, Sam Darnold, has been turning the ball over at a rapid pace. This will set Atlanta up with a good opportunity to win, not to mention they will be at home.
Following the week eight game against the Panthers, they will be going to New Orleans take on the rival Saints. This will be an especially interesting game, as they struggled against them last season but this time the opposing quarterback is one who also has been known to turn the ball over.
After, they will have a few weeks against other teams, and follow that up with three divisional games in the last six weeks of the regular season.
If Atlanta can finish up the season with a winning record in against their rivals, that will be huge in getting to the double-digit win mark, not to mention the impact it has on positioning inside the division.
With the Falcons already losing a game within the division, it means they will have to at least win four of the next five to get to a winning record in the NFC South.
It will not be easy and certainly the way the team has looked so far, it will likely not happen, but things can change real quick, especially out of the bye week.