Where This Meets That
The NFL is tough, so I’m going to overlook the Falcons’ near-collapse in the 3rd quarter yesterday.
Lots of good stuff on display:
The Falcons now look toward a desirable visit to Houston to face the Texans and their third-string, rookie QB. What had figured to be the toughest game before Week 16 (at New Orleans) now looks a lot less . . . tough. If the Falcons can put together fairly complete games, there’s no reason to think they won’t roll into New Orleans on a five-game winning streak. If the Giants can defeat the Saints tonight, the Saints and Falcons will be tied for the NFC South lead. Also notable that the Saints have a more difficult road ahead with a well-rested (albeit Suh-less) Detroit next week.
In short, the Falcons basically control their own destiny at this point. With the offense starting to seem like its old self the last couple weeks, it’s a good place to be.