Atlanta Falcons remain only undefeated team in NFL; top of NFC South

October 14, 2012; Atlanta, GA, USA; Atlanta Falcons quarterback Matt Ryan (2) points to the stands after the game against the Oakland Raiders at the Georgia Dome. The Falcons beat the Raiders 23-20. Mandatory Credit: Daniel Shirey-US PRESSWIRE

The Atlanta Falcons are on a surprising run since the beginning of the season after quitely slipping under the radar during training camp and have now become a contender to reach the postseason and grab the NFC South crown as well.

After pulling themselves out of several holes and nabbing some close victories, the Falcons will head into their bye week at 6-0 and are at the top of the NFC South with not even the once favored New Orleans Saints poised to stop them.

The Falcons it seems are taking the route of the Saints 2009-2010 season and are having the ball bounce their way with last minute comebacks and dominant performances in each game.

The past three games have been nail biters for the Falcons as it took some last second heroics from kicker Matt Bryant to seal two wins for the club with one coming in odd fashion yesterday against the Oakland Raiders.

With seconds on the clock, Bryant lined up for a 55-yard field goal to win the game.  Raiders head coach Dennis Allen called a timeout to “ice” Bryant, but it backfired.

When Allen called the timeout, the Falcons snapped the ball anyway and Bryant kicked the ball well after and hooked the ball left.  After lining up again, Bryant sailed the ball through the middle of the uprights.

With the run the Falcons are on now, some have them already penciled in as the #1 seed in the playoffs which would give them homefield advantage throughout.  Of course the Falcons did a similar feat in 2010 but fell at home in the playoffs to the Green Bay Packers.

 

 

 

Topics: Atlanta Falcons, NFC South

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  • Larry James

    Atlanta Falcons is the only team in the NFL that’s undefeated for now, I don’t care what anyone says about the New Orleans Saints they know how to beat a team know one else can beat. Falcons knows what time it is when they face the Saints they looking at the Saints the same way every other teams at the Saints. New Orleans Saints going to be the ones bring a lose to the Falcons believe it are not.

    • Asher6ixx

      Your grammar is atrocious. You must be a saints fan….

      • Larry James

        New Orleans Saints is my team and I believe in my team win are lose they are the best team in the NFL. Yes they are 1-4 if any team can comeback it is the Saints, and yes they going

        • Larry James

          to beat the Falcons like they always do.

          • Asher6ixx

            Maybe you should spend less time watching the saints lose and more time learning how to spell correctly. The ain’ts are going to get beat down by ATL this year. Mark my words.

          • Larry James

            You need to join Roger Goodell.

          • Asher6ixx

            What? You should just stop. You’re making yourself and other saints fans look retarded.

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