Out of all of the teams in the playoffs currently, none gets more disrespect that the Atlanta Falcons. Sporting the league’s best record and being undefeated at home has done little to impress the national pundits who clamor for the Packers, Niners and even Redskins more than Atlanta.
A close loss to division rival New Orleans and one really bad showing in Carolina are the only black eye they have on their 13-2 record. However, plenty of close games against “weaker” competition have raised many red flags and created more than a few skeptics on the Falcons.
Really, until they do something in the playoffs, that probably won’t change. I’m of the opinion that what you’re doing right now is far more important than what you haven’t done in years prior. And I’m sure Mike Smith has his club thinking the same thing; people can disrespect you, but if you’re the team smiling at the podium after every game each week, who cares what they say?
Earlier in the season I predicted the loss of offens...