Found October 04, 2012 on Gridiron Grit:
  Patrick McDermott/Getty Images Follow @Dan Vasta Outside of Philadelphia-Pittsburgh, this is your game of the week with all of the explosive playmakers littered all over the field in this electric matchup. Robert Griffin III has proven to be a star through four games, but he has a long ways to go if he expects to challenge for a playoff spot. The Redskins have yet to play a divisional matchup, but the Falcons come into DC flawless at 4-0 and the NFC South is not exactly murders row like the NFC East. Tampa Bay, Carolina and New Orleans have a combined two wins! Atlanta already has four and it wouldn’t be a shock if they clinch their division in a month albeit this will be their stiffest challenge of the season. Still, the South is so bad a loss on the road to a team that may not win double digit victories this season should not be considered a devastating loss. In fact, if Atlanta takes care of their business at home and against NFC South foes, they realistically could win 12-14 g...
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