Originally posted on The Bird Cage  |  Last updated 11/18/11
Talented and Underachieving One of Those Seasons So Far (C.Compton/AJC) Figured we’d go in a little different direction on this post and analyze what seems to be wrong with this Atlanta Falcons team. Coming of a 13-3 record, an NFC South Title, and the NFC’s #1 seed, the Birds seemed to be poised for another strong year after adding Julio Jones and Ray Edwards in the off-season and keeping most everyone else. It surely hasn’t gone that way in 2011. A few things to ponder…….. 1) A Very Average Football Team The Falcons are the epitome of average after the midway point of the season. They have been able to beat the basement dwellers (Colts), the below average (Seahawks, Eagles, Panthers) and the slightly above average (Lions) and that’s it. Their combined record of opponents they have beaten comes to 14 – 32 (30.4% win). They have lost to every elite team (Packers, Saints), very good team (Bears), and even found a way to lose to a now fairly average team (Bucs). Sure, they’ve …
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