2011 Atlanta Falcons Will Win NFC South
by Kavin Caruso
Well now that there will be a NFL season after all, who will win the NFC South?
Anyone? Well here's my voice of opinion; Atlanta Falcons will be facing the NFC North division this season. Why am I bringing that up? Well the Chicago Bears and the Green Bay Packers were the two teams that played in last season's playoff. Both those teams met in the NFC Championship. The Atlanta Falcons first regular season game is at Chicago, they do play Green Bay in Atlanta. Matt Ryan and company will have their work cut out this year. But this season, the NFC South might be getting stronger, Carolina has number 1 draft pick in Cam Newton. Cam Newton guided Auburn to the National Championship last year. Josh Freeman of Tampa Bay Buccaneers will be more experienced, so I can see Tampa Bay challenging for the division.
The Atlanta Falcons have two new offensive weapons; Julio Jones and Jacquizz Rodgers. Julio Jones will make a big impact on the passing game, he will help Matt Ryan go to his main target, Roddy White. Julio Jones' blocking and his ability to go down the field will hurt the defense ability to tackle Matt Ryan. Jacquizz Rodgers is an explosive running back. I don't see Jerious Norwood being on this year club. Jacquizz will take over Norwood's spot, plus we have a talented running back in Michael Turner. Oct 9, 2011 is when the Packers come to town. This game is a national televise and it's also on prime time. If the Falcons beat the Packers, it will be a sweet revenge in last year's playoff game.2010 Falcons did do something this franchise haven't done; having 3 straight winning seasons. Maybe we see 4 straight winning season this year, let's hope so? Let's go back to the NFC North, the Falcons will face a new improve Detroit Lions at Detroit. Matthew Stafford, Calvin Johnson, and company will be tough at Ford Field.
The Lions will have 2nd year coach in Jim Schwartz, his defense will be greatly improve from last season. Atlanta faces Minnesota, well with no Brett Favre, the Vikings will count on their younger qbs to win.
The Atlanta Falcons should do well this season, hoping to win 10 plus games this year and maybe just maybe a Super Bowl berth will happen.