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13. Atlanta Falcons

2017 record: 4-3
Week 8 ranking: No. 12rd-arrow.png

The Falcons righted the ship following a three-game losing streak, but the road ahead looks daunting. No team has a remaining strength of schedule more difficult than Atlanta's (.591 opponents' win percentage).

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31 minutes ago, Atlantafan21 said:

Get out with even a 10-6 record, and this team is ready for the post season. Let’s hope the boys are up for the task. 

10-6 won't be good enough. It won't win this division and it won't guarantee a wildcard spot. Look at the NFC standings.

Eagles: 7-1

Cowboys: 4-3

Rams: 5-2

Seahawks: 5-2

Vikings: 6-2

Packers: 4-3

Saints: 5-2

Panthers: 5-3

IN THE HUNT

Redskins: 3-4

Lions: 3-4

We need a 11-5 record or better. We still have to play the Seahawks, Vikings, Cowboys, Panthers x2 and the Saints x2. Also have to play Bucs x2.

 

 

 

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5 minutes ago, JerseyNo12 said:

10-6 won't be good enough. It won't win this division and it won't guarantee a wildcard spot. Look at the NFC standings.

Eagles: 7-1

Cowboys: 4-3

Rams: 5-2

Seahawks: 5-2

Vikings: 6-2

Packers: 4-3

Saints: 5-2

Panthers: 5-3

IN THE HUNT

Redskins: 3-4

Lions: 3-4

We need a 11-5 record or better. We still have to play the Seahawks, Vikings, Cowboys, Panthers x2 and the Saints x2. Also have to play Bucs x2.

 

 

 

All that matters is Saints 5-2 and Panthers  5-3, that means we're 1 game out, we're the masters of our own destiny, winning the division is the key.

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5 minutes ago, JerseyNo12 said:

10-6 won't be good enough. It won't win this division and it won't guarantee a wildcard spot. Look at the NFC standings.

Eagles: 7-1

Cowboys: 4-3

Rams: 5-2

Seahawks: 5-2

Vikings: 6-2

Packers: 4-3

Saints: 5-2

Panthers: 5-3

IN THE HUNT

Redskins: 3-4

Lions: 3-4

We need a 11-5 record or better. We still have to play the Seahawks, Vikings, Cowboys, Panthers x2 and the Saints x2. Also have to play Bucs x2.

 

 

 

Look at those teams schedule and tell if any of those teams finish better than 11-5. Eagles are the only ones with a chance IMO that can finish better than that due to their 7-1 start, even then I have them finishing at 11-5. Packers will fall, cowboys likely will too. 10-6 in the NFC will be good enough for a playoff spot.

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Just now, Atlantafan21 said:

Look at those teams schedule and tell if any of those teams finish better than 11-5. Eagles are the only ones with a chance IMO that can finish better than that due to their 7-1 start, even then I have them finishing at 11-5. Packers will fall, cowboys likely will too. 10-6 in the NFC will be good enough for a playoff spot.

The Eagles, Rams, Seahawks, Vikings, and Saints will likely finish with a record of 11-5 or better.

Panthers could go 10-6 as well as the Cowboys.

That's why I said 10-6 won't guarantee a playoff spot. 

 

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1 hour ago, JD dirtybird21 said:

Good, I like tough schedules. They prepare you for the playoffs 

Totally agree. If we can't handle it, we wouldn't last long in the playoffs anyway.

It is a tough road, but if you handle it you build confidence. NO, Carolina, Minn, Seattle, and Dallas are all upcoming teams that we may see again if we make the post season.

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1 hour ago, fuego said:

 

 
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13. Atlanta Falcons

2017 record: 4-3
Week 8 ranking: No. 12rd-arrow.png

The Falcons righted the ship following a three-game losing streak, but the road ahead looks daunting. No team has a remaining strength of schedule more difficult than Atlanta's (.591 opponents' win percentage).

http://www.espn.com/nfl/story/_/page/NFLpowerrankingsx171031/nfl-2017-week-9-power-rankings-scariest-trends-all-32-teams-philadelphia-eagles-new-england-patriots-kansas-city-chiefs-top-board

That's a good thing. We get to the playoffs hot and ready.

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1 hour ago, Atlantafan21 said:

Get out with even a 10-6 record, and this team is ready for the post season. Let’s hope the boys are up for the task. 

If we're 10-6 or even 9-7 and we are in a tie breaker scenario for the last wildcard spot, assuming we finish 2nd place in the NFC South, we would win all the tiebreakers because of our overall NFC record (3 AFC losses wouldn't hurt us). We could win 2 postseason games in Minnesota, we OWN that city when it comes to making history for our franchise. 

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58 minutes ago, JerseyNo12 said:

The Eagles, Rams, Seahawks, Vikings, and Saints will likely finish with a record of 11-5 or better.

Panthers could go 10-6 as well as the Cowboys.

That's why I said 10-6 won't guarantee a playoff spot. 

 

When you're 10-6 without winning your division, it's more likely that you barely make the playoffs than miss it.

When you're 9-7 without winning your division, it's more likely that you barely miss the playoffs than make it. 

The 2013 Chargers and the 2016 Lions are the previous 2 teams who made the playoffs at 9-7 without winning their division, while the 2013 Cardinals and the 2015 Jets are the previous 2 teams who missed the playoffs at 10-6. 

The Falcons have 3 AFC losses right now, so if we take care of business and go 3-1 against the Panthers x 2, Seahawks, and Cowboys, as long as we do well in our other games, 10-6 should be enough for us to make the playoffs. 

The Falcons have missed the playoffs the previous 4 times they played the AFC East (2001, 2005, 2009, 2013). The last time we made the playoffs in an AFC East year was 1998, the first time we went to the Super Bowl, but that was in an even year and it was the pre-2002 division format. In 1998 we was rewarded with our best victory in franchise history in Minnesota. We can do that again this year and win 2 postseason games in Minnesota. I believe it. 

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So this schedule ranking is based on a snapshot as of today alone, with half of the season left a lot can change and the toughness grade can change greatly.   Saying the Falcons have a tough schedule now could become easier or harder in the matter of two weeks.  Getting wrapped up in projections like this are asinine.  It took 1 play for the Packers season to get thrown into doubt, the same could be said about ANY of the NFC teams ahead or behind the Falcons.  

The only team I see not having a QB issue right now is the Vikings because they're winning games with a backup, all of the other teams are one bad hit from being sub .500 on the year. 

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2 hours ago, mqg96 said:

CFP rankings don't come out until 7pm tonight. 

Gotcha. 

I heard someone on Channel 2 saying 'Georgia #1', but it was probably something like 'COULD Georgia be #1?' 

Which frankly would be a big shock.  Everybody knows who's getting that spot, until someone knocks them off. 

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4 hours ago, fuego said:

 

 
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13. Atlanta Falcons

2017 record: 4-3
Week 8 ranking: No. 12rd-arrow.png

The Falcons righted the ship following a three-game losing streak, but the road ahead looks daunting. No team has a remaining strength of schedule more difficult than Atlanta's (.591 opponents' win percentage).

http://www.espn.com/nfl/story/_/page/NFLpowerrankingsx171031/nfl-2017-week-9-power-rankings-scariest-trends-all-32-teams-philadelphia-eagles-new-england-patriots-kansas-city-chiefs-top-board

I noticed before the season started , this is the hardest schedule I've ever seen us have... Period....! So , if we can just somehow make it to the playoffs,, we should be more used to playing the better teams than anybody else... Only problem is,,, that's not how it usually works ,, usually the team who has the easiest schedule.. Usually has the most starting  players still playing..  :shrug:  Well, hopefully it will make us stronger instead of weaker... If so,, We will be the best team left. If we can sore higher than the Eagles.. That is the team to look our for.

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