Found October 15, 2011 on The Bird Cage:
Can Birds Finally Get Back on Track? Which Defense Will We See? (C.Compton/AJC) Well, to say that this season hasn’t gone as planned would be putting it lightly. There’s no shame in losing in the NFL, and there’s certainly no disgrace to losing to teams that were both in NFC Championship in January or a team that has had a meteoric rise with several great drafts and a division foe on the road in Tampa Bay. However, losing to all three while also looking really terrible in the two wins doesn’t strike any fear in the rest of the schedules, much less soothing a nervous fanbase. 1) Obvious Must Win? The Falcons host the seeming hot Carolina Panthers and another division enemy. Yes, the Panthers are 1-4, but they have played close enough to win in all their games including Green Bay, Chicago, and New Orleans. Cam Newton has lit up the league with his throwing ability and the coaching staff have correctly just let him sling the ball and have no fear. Meanwhile, the Birds …
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