Alot of fans and experts expect the falcons to win the divison and go deep in the playoffs this yr. I dont see it. I know your not supposed to put to much attention into preseason but with NO looking in mid season form its hard not to. Alot of people expect matt to be elite this yr but i dont think he will and im fine with that. I dont care if its this yr or next yr as long as he gets there. Most elite QBs wait a couple years before even getting on the field and Matt was thrown out to the lions(no pun intended) from day 1. So of course hes going to struggle a little. I see a 10-6 record(if we get a steady kicking game) and a wildcard berth. I think the saints will win the divison with a 11-5 record. We face alot of 3-4 defenses this year and i think MM will over work the Burner again which will lead matt to struggle more this year.
I think we can steal some wins like Cincy, Philly, and NO at home. The offense will sputter unless matt starts distributing the ball better as i see alot of Gonzo double coverage on 3rd downs. Also alot of RW double coverages on 3rd and longs. I think matts #s will be 25-15 with a 60% completion percentage. The defense will be much improved. I see our overall D top 15 if Dunta can be that shutdown corner we paid him all that money to be. Biermann will be the most improved player in the league and him and JA55 will notch 8-10 sacks each. Spoon will help improve the pass coverage and we will finish top 20 in that category. Lofton will make the pro bowl and our run defense will be top 10. I also dont see Bryant staying as our K for the whole year. Hopefully we find a replacement that can turn into a permanent starter.
I do have us making the playoffs but im not going to predict were we finish. The playoffs are a whole new season so i hope we can have a cardinal like run. With a great draft and offseason and with matts evolution i think were favored out of the NFC along with GB next year. I dont see superbowl this year but i think with the right steps were primed for many in the near future.