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The Hartley kick was brutal. But the final score is what it is. Does anybody remember Sean Suisam missing a shorter kick for the Skins last year that would have closed us out. Well.......
 

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With their home record the past 3 years, and the fact they have a legitimate shot at homefield, they have to be feared (even if only slightly).

The problem I have with them, is that they don't appear to have a single aspect of their game that they're dominant in.

When you look across the board at their stats, and while "stats are for losers" nothing stands out and says "That's why they win games"

How many legitimate pro bowlers can you pick out of that team? Not many.

Tell you a few reasons why they win games.

Its either their opponent screwing up, or they able to march down short fields assisted by the officials to gain game winning FG or TD (when Roddy White pushes defenders out of his way)

They have only been dominant in about 2 games this year, 1 of them was Browns, 1 was Rams.
 

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Do you really hate to bring up the easy target? Yes he missed.


Don't forget after the missed FG the Falcons had a holding call that put them 1-20 at their own 10.

Haha I said i was done arguing, but if you want to keep feeding it on, then I'm hungry. How exactly does what you said in bold matter or even make a difference if the FG was made? The game would've been over. Nothing would have matterd after that.
 

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Well here is what they do well.
1st in Offensive time of possession. 33:24
+11 in turn over ratio.
7th in points differential however that is the lowest ranked 9-2 team.
7th in scoring.
2nd in Offensive 1st downs
29th in pass plays over 20 yards.
9th in rushing plays over 20 yards.
11th in 1st downs allowed on D.
9th in rushes allowed over 20 yards.
9th in passes allowed over 20 yards.
So they keep their offense on the field and don't turn the ball over.
That is solid but not very exciting football.
 

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Luck, Clock management, Luck, injuries on other teams before they play em... and um.. some good throws by Matt and running game is decent..
But i don't see how they are Superbowl ready.. seems mediocre to me.. But why the Falcon Threads?
 

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Tell you a few reasons why they win games.

Its either their opponent screwing up, or they able to march down short fields assisted by the officials to gain game winning FG or TD (when Roddy White pushes defenders out of his way)

They have only been dominant in about 2 games this year, 1 of them was Browns, 1 was Rams.


Clock management, they have huge possession time that is staggeringly the same as the Saints had during their SB run.. But no where near the same team.
Question is, do they actually need to be as good as Saints were this season? a lot of teams people thought were going to be Super excellent fell apart.. (colts?, steelers?)
 

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Think back 1 year ago now. Entering December we were 11-0, had just blown out the Patriots on Monday Night Football and were thinking undefeated season. I actually remember walking out of the Dome that night saying that at this point 14-2 would be a disappointment.

Then we had the Washington game where they were 3-8 and pushed us to the limits, then we would up losing 2 HOME GAMES to Dallas and Tampa Bay. Tampa was playing for nothing but pride, and actually would up screwing up their draft by winning.

Thinking back, a major reason we had those troubles was injuries due to a grueling NFL schedule. Greer, Porter, Bush, Shockey, were just a few of the players who missed time in the month of December. We had Mike Mckenzie and Chris McAlister-street free agents starting and playing major roles in games for us.

As much as I hate staring up at the Falcons nothing is over-we both still have 5 games to go. Let's see if they can go on the road and win 3 straight. And stay healthy. History tells us that teams don't usually win 3 straight on the road, and as the injuries begin to mount as the season wears on, I believe that we could finish the season with the same record as last year, 13-3. Until then, go Bucs, Panthers, and Seahawks.
 

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Clock management, they have huge possession time that is staggeringly the same as the Saints had during their SB run.. But no where near the same team.
Question is, do they actually need to be as good as Saints were this season? a lot of teams people thought were going to be Super excellent fell apart.. (colts?, steelers?)

I can see several teams that I believe will be hot down the stretch.

Saints, a veteran, battle tested team that shines in prime time. Offense is again scoring 30+ points per game since Pittsburgh on SNF.

Chargers, because they always start slow and they own December.

Probably one of NYJ/NE/CHI. All 3 teams play each other over the last 5 weeks. Chicago gets both games at Soldier Field.

Eagles. They have only one game left versus a team with a winning record. What looked like a blowout in Chicago quickly turned into a game where, if they had gotten the onside kick, they'd have had close to 2 minutes + Vick + legit receivers to win it.
 
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Haha I said i was done arguing, but if you want to keep feeding it on, then I'm hungry. How exactly does what you said in bold matter or even make a difference if the FG was made? The game would've been over. Nothing would have matterd after that.

Hey NO Boy - Just having some fun. I didn't realize the level of emotion on the board towards the Falcons. I think we go into their Dome and walk away with them have 2 losses!

Many of us on SSR talk about their luck this year. We had a bunch go our way last year. And we are only a game behind them right now.
 

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