Week 17 NFL Power Rankings: The Broncos Are Starting To Slide

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19. Atlanta Falcons (LW: 23)

It seems to be asked on a weekly basis, but are the Falcons actually any good? Being 5-0 in one’s division is usually a solid indication of winning clutch games against tough rivals, but no one is impressed when the three opponents with which Atlanta is fighting have a combined fourteen wins in sixteen weeks. Even if the Falcons hold serve at home and sweep the NFC South to win the dismal division, they will still enter the playoffs with an absurd record of 1-9 in all other games. They do, however, tout a top-ten offense, something that could serve them well if they can get past Carolina and into the postseason.

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