Atlanta Falcons: NFC Power Rankings, Week 6

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Oct 11, 2015; Atlanta, GA, USA; Atlanta Falcons long snapper Josh Harris (47) and outside linebacker Nate Stupar (54) react after defeating the Washington Redskins in overtime at the Georgia Dome. The Falcons defeated the Redskins 25-19. Mandatory Credit: Dale Zanine-USA TODAY Sports

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The New York Football Giants have rattled off three straight wins after starting the year out 0-2. After blowing a 10 point lead to the Atlanta Falcons in Week 2, the G-Men have knocked off Washington, Buffalo, and San Francisco to move to 3-2.

Eli Manning is looking like a Pro Bowl passer in his second year under OC Ben McAdoo. The offensive line of the Giants is getting better every week. Even with hamstring issues, New York has one of the deepest receiving groups in football, led by Odell Beckham Jr. Though I think Washington is good, I feel that the Giants are better and will end up winning the NFC East at 10-6.

32. . . Previous: . Arizona Cardinals. 3. team

The Arizona Cardinals responded wonderfully after losing in Week 4 to the Rams by annihilating the 0-5 Detroit Lions, 42-17. Arizona’s secondary did such a marvelous job ballhawking on Sunday, that the unit forced Lions HC Jim Caldwell to yank starting QB Matthew Stafford from the game.

With Carson Palmer looking like one of the best four passers in the NFL, Larry Fitzgerald looking like a younger version of himself, and the running game starting to get going, this Arizona Cardinals team will be a very tough team to beat this season. I have them as a 12-4 team that should win the NFC West.

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I don’t know how the Atlanta Falcons keep doing it, but this team remains undefeated entering their Week 6 matchup on Thursday Night Football versus the hated New Orleans Saints. Atlanta went 4-0 in the NFC East this year, all with 4th quarter come from behind victories. I wonder how this team will handle the putrid AFC South this season. Can the team go 6-0 in the NFC South this year?

Surely, Atlanta will lose at some point this season, but the Atlanta Falcons are only one win away from tying their win total from last year of 6. The offense is well-rounded, the defense forces turnovers, and the team plays their best football in closing time. That sounds like a recipe for success that should translate into winning all season long. This team’s schedule gives them a great chance of having the best record in football, potentially going undefeated. Atlanta is no worse than a 12-4 team entering Week 6.

1. team. 49. . . Previous: . Green Bay Packers

The road to the Super Bowl for the NFC runs through the Frozen Tundra of Green Bay, WI. Aaron Rodgers finally threw a pick at home (two actually) in the Packers’ 5th win of the season. They’ll get the San Diego Chargers at home in Week 6 before their Week 7 bye. Then it’s off to Denver at a probable matchup of 6-0 teams on Sunday Night Football November 1st.

To me, this is the most complete football team in the NFC entering Week 6. Aaron Rodgers and the pass rush of Clay Matthews and Julius Peppers will take this team on a deep playoff run. Green Bay is one of the four best teams in the NFL through Week 5. If the Pack don’t make it to the NFC Championship, then it was a lost season. They feel like a 12-4 or a 13-3 team so far.

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