Atlanta Falcons division hopes take hit early on Sunday morning
Right now, the Atlanta Falcons’ biggest foe is the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. The two teams have been neck-and-neck with each other atop the division for a couple weeks now.
Atlanta’s division hopes have taken a brutal hit early Sunday morning in the first regular season game in Germany.
With the Buccaneers winning, the Atlanta Falcons’ playoff chances take a hit
With the state of the NFC South right now, it seems like whichever team wins the division will be the only team to make the postseason in the division. The Atlanta Falcons had sole possession of first place not too long ago but are now looking up at the last year’s division winners.
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers and Seattle Seahawks traveled to Germany to play their week ten game. The other three NFC South teams were hoping for Geno Smith to take down Tom Brady, but that did not happen.
The game seemed out of hand in the fourth quarter for the Seahawks but they quickly rallied back to make it a one-possession game with just a few minutes remaining. However, Seattle’s defense got gashed and allowed Tom Brady to run the game out.
The Falcons have no one to blame but themselves. Obviously, if you lead the division at any point, then you control your own destiny. No one was expecting Atlanta to go undefeated in the final half, but losing two straight is the last thing they needed.
It is imperative that the Falcons take down the Bears on Sunday in order to keep pace. The Buccaneers will play the Browns next, so we cannot expect a Bucs loss.
It will also be important to win each game prior to the bye week. The Bears, Commanders, and Steelers are all winnable games. They must take advantage of an easy schedule and hope the Buccaneers aren’t back on track.