We now know the complete Atlanta Falcons schedule. If you missed it for some reason—perhaps you were pinned under a large boulder, I dunno—you can find our coverage right here.
After looking over the schedule, it’s fair to wonder how many wins the Atlanta Falcons are looking at in 2017. I don’t believe this slate is more difficult than it was a year ago, but there are some legitimately challenging stretches and truly difficult matchups along the way. These are your new Atlanta Falcons, however, and I’m not frightened of the difficulty. The Falcons most assuredly are not either.
Me? I’m predicting a 11 win season, basically dead even with 2016. I was going to peg this team for 10 wins before the schedule officially dropped, but it’s amazing what just seeing all the teams lined up will do for you. The team’s likely defensive improvement should mostly offset any regression in offensive performance, and ultimately I believe they’ll be a force to be reckoned with once more.
May it translate into a Super Bowl victory. Give us your predicted win total, if you would.