The Atlanta Falcons may be heading to the coveted number one seed placing in the NFC playoffs, but the smart money is going elsewhere as to who will represent the conference in this season’s Super Bowl.
For most of this season the Falcons have been at the top of the NFL in terms of actual record, indeed a 12-2 mark is not to be sniffed at, only one other team matches them. The Houston Texans over in the rival AFC. The unofficial power rankings which most media circles push out every week, never seem to have them down as number one though. Yes they have been at the top but a team that has the best record in football should surely be consistently the power team.
After this week’s huge shutout victory over the (surely to be soon dethroned) champion New York Giants, will elevate them back to the top of these lists. The win certainly deserves the highest praise. Somehow you feel that even though this was a landmark win, critics will see it as a game against a team that is currently streakier than the local coffee house bacon.