Not sure of exactly what is going on with the Pats but they look rather pedestrian. While the Falcons look pretty good on both sides of the ball.
The Patriots lost KEY defensive personnel in: Mike Vrabel, Richard Seymour, Teddy Bruschi, Rodney Harrison and possibly someone else that I am forgetting. It's hard to lose that many key components of a stout defense and not feel it.
As of late, they just don't impress me but maybe they'll get their swagger back during this week of practice.
Also, Wes Welker's contribution to that team is huge and if he doesn't play, they'll have a problem.