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Are 2004 Falcons The Worst 11-5 Team In Nfl History?


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One of the worst playoff teams ever and one of the worst 11 win teams ever? Look at the losses the Falcons had that year.

17-10 at home to 6-10 Lions.

56-10 on road to 7-9 Chiefs.

27-0 on road to 5-11 Bucs.

26-13 on road to 8-8 Saints.

28-26 on road to 9-7 Seahawks.

Then in the playoffs lost 20-6 on the road to the 13-3 Eagles. Also look at how unimpressive a couple of the wins were.

6-3 at home over 6-10 Cardinals.

14-10 on road over 6-10 Giants.

Sure they won a playoff game 47-17 but that was against the 8-8 Rams.

The Falcons finished the year with 340 points scored. That was 16th in the NFL.

The Falcons finished the year with 5084 yards offensively. That was 20th in the NFL.

The Falcons finished the year with 6872 all purpose yards. That was 17th in the NFL.

The Falcons finished the year with 337 points given up. That was 14th in the NFL.

The Falcons finished the year with 5207 yards given up defensively. That was 14th in the NFL.

The Falcons finished the year with just 2 more turnovers forced than committed. That was 17th in the NFL.

The Falcons finished the year with just 3 more points scored than allowed.

All those numbers means they should have been about 8-8 that year. That would have put them right in line with the actual 8-8 record they posted in 2005 and 7-9 in 2006.

Look I have always thought that 2004 team was very lucky that year and wasn't nearly as good as people thought they were and that we shouldn't have been surprised at the 2nd half meltdowns that happened in both 2005 and 2006. But this is the first time I've ever looked up the numbers to back up that thought.

Just some food for thought.

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All teams face teams who did not do well the previous and current year. And every sunday is different. Some teams are amazing that sunday and sometimes the 17-0 patriots have a horrible superbowl.

People should acknowledge this, but they won't. They always want to say every year how we got lucky. "ahhhh man those 4 wins came off teams who finished less then .500"...."all man we beat teams who sucked last year".

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