Originally written on Fox Sports South  |  Last updated 9/23/12
It's only three games in, but right now the Atlanta Falcons look as if they are as good as any team in the NFL. With new offensive and defensive coordinators, their makeover appears a success as they improved to 3-0 on Sunday by putting a 27-3 thumping on San Diego, one of only six remaining unbeaten teams in the league. Sunday had set up as a classic "letdown" game. The Falcons had defeated Denver and Peyton Manning 27-21 on Monday Night Football and then had a short week in which to recover before traveling across the country. Nevermind. Those are excuses for average teams. Sunday's win is the kind of win that indicates the Falcons might be in the midst of having the same kind of year as they did in 2010 when they finished 13-3 in the regular season and with the top record in the NFC. Of course, the Falcons lost in the first round of the playoffs to eventual Super Bowl champion Green Bay that season and they will only truly prove their mettle by winning a playoff game somethin...
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