I thought the second guessing was over. After a couple of years where we questioned the mettle of Matt Ryan and the Atlanta Falcons because of a lack of success in the playoffs, they finally won a game in the postseason and came within four points of playing in the Super Bowl last season.
Not only do the Falcons return the core of that team from a year ago, but they also upgraded their run game with the acquisition of Steven Jackson as well as their pass rush by bringing in Osi Umenyiora.
Why then do I continue to hear experts, analysts and talking heads around the league mentioning San Francisco and Seattle as the top two teams in the NFC and not mentioning Atlanta in the same conversation? I don’t have much of a problem with the love that the 49ers are getting, I’m just perplexed as to why everyone loves Seattle and not Atlanta. What am I missing?
Let’s take a closer look.
Matt Ryan have been one of the most consistent quarterbacks in the league of the past three seasons. During t...