FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. - Mike Smith said that he slept for an hour and a half following Thursdays 23-13 win over New Orleans that pushed the Falcons to an NFC-best 11-1 and so the answer was, no, he would not watch the Tampa Bay Buccaneers game on Sunday at Denver.
If the Broncos prevail, then the Falcons would clinch the NFC South title their second in three seasons before they played a game in December.
To compare where the Falcons are now to where they were last January after falling 24-2 to the New York Giants in the NFC Wildcard round would suggest that the changes they made have proved a rousing success.
The Falcons ultimately will be judged by what they do in the playoffs, which are all but a certainty now for them now, but just to compare their fate to one of their conference rivals, they could have gone backwards in the way that Philadelphia, the loser of seven straight, has.
It makes me realize that we have a very good football team and we have had a good football team sinc...