Originally posted on Football Nation  |  Last updated 1/16/13
Hosts Steve Bennett and Don Russ interview the biggest names in sports media and pop culture each week on Football Nation's The Sports-Casters podcast.Their guest this week is Mark Bradley from the Atlanta Journal-Constitution. Bradley has been a writer for the AJC for over 25 years and is one of the best sports columnists in the country.Bradley talks about the lack of confidence in the Falcons from the national media, The Sports-Casters, and fans of the National Football League. He also talks about how advanced analytics have also doubted the Falcons."According to advanced analytics the Falcons were the eigth best team in the league despite being tied with Denver for the best record" said Bradley.Bradley also says despite the doubts the Falcons have made their money winning games late in the fourth quarter under Mike Smith and Matt Ryan.Bradley also says: The Falcons took their last timeout early because of confusion over their spot on the field The poor squib/onside kick was a miscommunication between the coaches and kicker Matt Ryan is the best late game QB in the league  The Falcons stopped the read option against Seattle and should be okay against San Francisco  The key to the Falcons victory this weekend will be their ability to play from ahead He never fumbled a punt in the Orange Bowl Greg Maddux will not gain unanimous entry into the Baseball Hall of FameSteve and Don kick off each podcast with "3 Things" but manage to tackle so much more. In this week's segment they discuss the upcoming the NFL Playoffs, players bailing out of the Pro Bowl, and debate if Tom Brady is the best QB of all-time. Steve and Don close the show with a listener email about the draft and One Last Thing. 
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