Falcons Hold Strong in Power Rankings

Falcons Hold Strong in Power Rankings

Jay Adams

Published October 9, 2012 at 1:57 PM

Huddle up, guys. There’s more proving left to do.

The Falcons steadily climbed the power rankings as the wins piled up, but now 5-0, the Falcons don’t have much higher they can go. With Houston also hanging onto its 5-0 record after beating the Jets on Monday Night Football, the Falcons don’t move an inch this week.

ESPN.com — The ESPN.com power rankings have the Falcons at No. 2 behind Houston: “The Falcons are 3-0 in games decided by TD or less. They were 1-2 in their final three such games last season.”

NFL.com — NFL.com is still going against the grain, calling the 4-1 San Francisco 49ers a better team than the Falcons. NFL.com has the Falcons No. 3 behind the Niners and Houston. Writes Elliot Harrison: “Atlanta eked out a win for the second time in as many weeks, with the Washington Redskins falling just short this time around. A win is a win, I suppose. Good to see Julio Jones haul in 10 passes after totaling 10 catches over the previous three weeks combined. Meanwhile, it appears Michael Turner has nine lives in the Atlanta offense. Every week we hear about the 30-year-old running back being phased out, but he still carried the rock 18 times and scored the winning touchdown with less than three minutes remaining. The Falcons will need him to continue closing out games.”

CBSSports.com — Pete Prisco of CBSSports.com has the Falcons at No. 2, the same position as last week: “Good teams overcome early mistakes on the road, which they did against the Redskins. The Falcons are rolling.”


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