Week 9 NFL Power Rankings

Tom Brady

26. Atlanta Falcons (LW: 24)

The Falcons are looking more pathetic with each passing week, and that second-half folly against Detroit was all but the nail in team’s coffin for 2014. Matt Ryan receives almost zero protection now that he’s down to third-string offensive linemen, and the defense is as porous as there is in the NFL.

What to know: Since the Falcons lost in the NFC Championship Game to the 49ers in January 2013, the team is 6-18, including five consecutive losses. (Adam Schefter)

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