The Atlanta Falcons have had a very nice start to this season highlighted by the Falcon’s win over the Carolina Panthers. Can they continue their fast start?
The Atlanta Falcons are 3-1 and at the quarter pole of the season are off to a very nice start. They have relied on a scrappy defense and the best offense in the league. Their division lead is solid as they head into their 5th game this weekend and look to be a possible playoff team this season. The question on every Falcon’s fans mind is can it last?
The Falcons have often gotten off to fast starts only to disappoint when it counts the most. They also are facing one of the toughest schedules of any NFL team, a schedule that will take them to both Denver and Seattle in the next two weeks.
If you were to pick two stadiums to avoid this season Denver and Seattle would both be at the top of the list. Despite these tough two games if the Falcons can survive the next two games the schedule will get easier and they continue to have a chance with their high flying offense keeping them in games.
The Falcons have turned a corner this season. They still cannot play defense or make key tackles but the offense is deep enough to make up for their defensive short comings. Matt Ryan is having an amazing season and as long as he is the starting quarterback gives the team a chance to win.
The offense is thriving by spreading the ball around and having a balanced attack. They can run the ball effectively and throw the ball to more weapons then you could keep count of. While Julio Jones is one of the best in the league but it is important for the Falcons to be able to spread the ball around for the rare occasions that a corner back capable of covering Jones takes him away.
The Falcons will continue this nice start they have had this season because of their offenses ability to keep them in games. They have enough talent and an easy enough schedule to improve on last season and make the playoffs in 2016.
The problem for the Falcons once they get there will be their porous defense. While it has shown some improvements their inability to tackle and rush the passer may be their downfall unless they can make drastic improvements this season.