8. Atlanta Falcons

Last Week's Rank: 11
Record: 9 - 5
This Week: W vs. Jaguars, 41-14
Up Next: @ Saints, 8:30 Monday
Trending: Neutral

Clearly, the Falcons were not thinking ahead. The fear going into last Thursday's showdown with the Jaguars was that they would take Jacksonville for granted and fall into a trap game. Instead of getting surprised, Atlanta did much of the surprising on both sides of the ball. From the ever-growing revival of the Matt Ryan-Roddy White love connection to Dunta Robinson and the rest of the defense taking care of the Jags' "fucking jokes," the Falcons are hitting a stride going into their marquee match-up against the Saints on Monday night. —Jose Martinez