2. Atlanta Falcons
Record: 3 - 0
Last Week's Rank: 2
Last Week's Results: W @ Chargers, 27-3
This Week: vs. Panthers, 1:00 Sunday
Matty Ice is looking like Tom Brady and the Falcons are 3-0 after laying the smackdown on the then undefeated Chargers. Life is good in ATL and there isn't much to be unhappy about when it comes to this team. Their defense looked great shutting down Rivers by holding them to a measly three points and forced four turnovers. The run game looked better than it has in the past netting 118 yards and a score.
The Falcons are now without a doubt in the conversation for best in the league with the San Francisco loss and the NFC South is easily their's for the taking. The most surprising thing about them this year is just how good their defense has looked, we knew they'd be able to put up some points but their defense has made two top tier QBs in Peyton and Rivers look bad. If they can keep this up they might finally get that playoff win that's been so elusive for the post-Michael Vick era. Next week they meet up with a Carolina team that just got trounced on Thursday night and have to be hungry for a win. We're rolling with Mike Smith and his squad until further notice though. —Elias Ahmed