ATLANTA, GA - NOVEMBER 20: Michael Turner #33 of the Atlanta Falcons breaks away from Malcolm Sheppard #96 of the Tennessee Titans during play at the Georgia Dome on November 20, 2011 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Grant Halverson/Getty Images)
It's never easy with this team, but sometimes it doesn't have to be.
The Falcons played a terrific game on defense aside from a couple of hiccups and got fantastic offensive performances out of Matt Ryan, Michael Turner and Roddy White, among others. It was enough to propel them to a 23-17 win over the Tennessee Titans, who rallied furiously behind rookie quarterback Jake Locker but couldn't close it out.
Atlanta's now sitting at 6-4 and still in the thick of the Wild Card race, with some more games against mediocre teams fast approaching. If you can't feel the excitement, maybe you should start working on that. They're an imperfect, frustrating team with bad habits, but damnit, they're our team.