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Pats 1, Steelers 2, Aints 6, Bucs 10. I suppose the departure of the young genius weighs heavy in such predictions. =============== 3) Atlanta Falcons Quarterback: A- | Matt Ryan, Matt Schaub, B.J. Daniels The 2016 MVP closed out last season with a torrid stretch the likes of which the NFL hadn't seen since Brady's magical 2007 season. As spectacular as Ryan was in leading a historically efficient attack, he also benefitted from Kyle Shanahan's masterful scheming and play-calling. How steep is the drop-off from Shanahan to former Alabama coordinator Steve Sarkisian? Perhaps not as steep as the drop-off from Ryan to Schaub in the event of an injury. Backfield: A | Devonta Freeman, Tevin Coleman, Brian Hill, Terron Ward Freeman and Coleman comprised the league's most dangerous complementary backfield last season, combining for 2,990 yards from scrimmage and 30 touchdowns in 19 games. Can fifth-round rookie Hill emerge as a short-yardage specialist to convert the situations that haunted Atlanta at times last season? Receiving corps: A | Julio Jones, Mohamed Sanu, Taylor Gabriel, Austin Hooper (TE), Justin Hardy, Andre Roberts, Levine Toilolo (TE), Josh Perkins (TE), Nick Williams If not for New England's stunning comeback in Super Bowl LI, we would have spent the past few months praising Jones for the most dominant postseason run since Larry Fitzgerald's "fantastic four" in 2008. Gabriel can score from anywhere on the field, Sanu lived up to his high price tag in free agency and Hooper emerged as a big-play threat at tight end. The question is whether Sarkisian can deploy his weapons with the same uncanny effectiveness as Shanahan. Offensive line: B | Jake Matthews, Andy Levitre, Alex Mack, Ben Garland, Ryan Schraeder, Hugh Thornton, Wes Schweitzer, Sean Harlow The Falcons are auditioning right guards following Chris Chester's retirement. That looms as a problem area for the only offensive line to start the same five players in every game last season. http://www.nfl.com/news/story/0ap3000000807725/article/nfls-top-10-offenses-in-2017-pats-steelers-look-scary?campaign=Ext_Email_1st10_20170511&cvosrc=Ext_Email.Epsilon.1st10_20170511