Week 12 NFL Power Rankings

Tom Brady

20. Atlanta Falcons (LW: 21)

They certainly aren’t anything special, but, for the time being, the Atlanta Falcons are the least-awful team in the NFC South. Games against the terrible Buccaneers and struggling Panthers are surefire ways to tally wins, but the real story is that their six losses are tied for the fewest in the division. Their position atop the NFC South should not necessarily be a surprise – on paper, the Falcons have some of the most talented weapons on the field – so this might actually be a case of an underachieving team turning its season around.

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