Found October 25, 2012 on Midwest Sports Fans:
Generally the last remaining undefeated team in an NFL season is recognized as the best of the best. Other teams around the league see them as a target. Fans expect to see them making a long playoff run. And the media throws more hype behind them than the next teen singing sensation. Well, the Atlanta Falcons currently stand alone atop the National Football League with a sparkling 6-0 record. All other 31 teams have at least one blemish on their record. Legendary head coach Bill Parcells once said that in the NFL “you are what your record says you are.” So why, then, when fans and media are asked to name the league’s best, do so many of them confidently pronounce the 5-1 Houston Texans, or the 5-2 New York Giants, or someone else not the Falcons as the top dog? Atlanta Falcons quarterback Matt Ryan walks off the field after Atlanta’s 27-3 win in San Diego over the Chargers. (Image via NFL.com) The Falcons aren’t one of the traditional powerhouse teams of the last decade like the Pa...
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