I think we've all had enough of the lack of respect this team has garnered this year, the constant talk of the Falcons being playoff chokers and questions about Mike Smith/Matt Ryan/etc. It's time for the Falcons to rise up, as the slogan goes, and beat the Seahawks. The respect will be nice if they do, but what's much more important is advancing in the playoffs with a chance to play the 49ers and whoever comes out of the AFC. The road to a championship can run through Atlanta.
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