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Nfl: Top 3 Potential Turnaround Teams In 2015


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1. Atlanta Falcons

2014 record: 6-10

2015 strength of schedule: 32nd

Combined 2014 winning percentage of 2015 opponents: .409

It wasn’t long ago that the Falcons were among the best teams in the NFL and perennial contenders in the NFC playoffs. The last two seasons have been nothing short of disastrous for the Falcons, but a coaching change and a favorable schedule this season have everyone associated with the franchise optimistic that the Dirty Birds will return to prominence in 2015.

Dan Quinn, the architect of the dominant defense that led the Seattle Seahawks to the last two NFC championships, is taking over for Mike Smith as the team’s head coach in 2015. He will be looking to revamp the defensive culture of a team that has been one of the worst in the league during the last two seasons. If Quinn is successful, the Falcons will likely be one of the top contenders in the NFC South this season.

He is inheriting an offense that brings back an established franchise quarterback in Matt Ryan, and a dynamic wide receiver duo made up of Julio Jones and Roddy White. Based on the combined 2014 winning percentages of their 2015 opponents, the Falcons have the easiest schedule in the league this year. All of this adds up to a potentially dramatic turnaround in the win-loss record for the 2015 Atlanta Falconsicon1.png.


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Considering how many games could have and should have been won the last 2 years, I'm optimistic for the first time in a while. New staff, new season, new front 7. Here's to hope

100% agree. Our record could have been dramatically better. We were very much in and had a LEAD in and a lot of games up till the end but found ways to lose them (bad clock management, bad play calls, mistakes/turnovers). New coaching staff, new attitude and some new talent and I think we're right back in the thick of things this year.

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Great this now means every team we play will get at least 10 wins this year and out strength of schedule will be the hardest.. since every time we catch a break we somehow still get screwed

or someone always break some record on us.. lol feels like a weekly thing
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1) Obviously. When you have a QB, your chances are always higher

2) Can we please get rid of the "Dirty Birds" thing? Can't we all just agree to let that era live in the past? Keep it special?

3) Our division sucks. I don't really see any reason to suggest it'll get better.

4) We've had two straight years of bottom 10 injury luck. It would be nice to have that swing the other way.

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1) Obviously. When you have a QB, your chances are always higher

2) Can we please get rid of the "Dirty Birds" thing? Can't we all just agree to let that era live in the past? Keep it special?

3) Our division sucks. I don't really see any reason to suggest it'll get better.

4) We've had two straight years of bottom 10 injury luck. It would be nice to have that swing the other way.

I expect the Panthers, Bucs and Saints all to be at minimum 8-8.

Depending on how Winston performs as a rookie, we could be staring 8-8 in the face as well. I highly doubt that, but I am certainly not looking past our division. I would be willing to bet at least 4 out of the 6 games will be decided by 6 points or less...

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