8. Atlanta Falcons

Last Week's Rank: 8
Record: 9 - 6
This Week: L @ Saints, 16-45
Up Next: vs. Buccaneers, 4:15 Sunday
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If you look at the box score, it seems like the Falcons offense gave the Saints a run for their money. However, even with a good game from Matt Ryan (373 yards, 1 touchdown) and both Roddy White and Julio Jones, Atlanta couldn't get the W. After all, defense is what wins championships and Atlanta seems to be lacking an effective one. —Jose Martinez