3 Reasons the Atlanta Falcons dominated the 49ers in week six
By Nick Halden
The Atlanta Falcons finally played a complete game on Sunday dominating the line of scrimmage on both sides of the ball beating San Francisco 28-14 in Atlanta. This pulls Atlanta into a tie for the NFC South division lead.
While the Saints and Bucs both hold the current tie-breakers over the Atlanta Falcons it is currently a tie for the division with the Bucs and Falcons sitting at 3-3 on the season with the division wide open. Tom Brady’s Bucs look lost and directionless and the Saints still lack the offensive consistently to be relied on to win the division. The Carolina Panthers are a complete disaster and don’t deserve mention in the division race.
Not only was the win a statement win for Atlanta but an important one that suddenly pulls them into a wide-open division race. The NFC is far weaker than it has been in seasons past and while the Falcons might be one of the worse rosters in the conference there shouldn’t be any question at this point they are one of the best-prepared and well-coached groups in the league.
This leads us to the first and most obvious reason the Falcons pulled off the upset over San Francisco in week six.