The Falcons picked up a second win on Thursday night. It’s sparking optimism that they could parlay the pivot from 1-6 to 1-0 into a shot at the playoffs.
Given that they arguably should be 5-3, it’s not kooky talk. Until considering their remaining schedule.
The Falcons next have a Super Bowl XXXIII rematch with the Broncos, a game Atlanta could/should win. Then comes the bye week.
Then comes the gauntlet.
Atlanta’s final seven games include two against the Saints — and two against the Buccaneers. Making it even more bizarre is the fact that the two Saints games are two weeks apart...