Rankings Roundup: Falcons Still at the Top

Rankings Roundup: Falcons Still at the Top

Jay Adams

Published October 30, 2012 at 1:25 PM

The Falcons continue to crush the competition on the field and in the rankings

It’s almost like we don’t even need this post. I mean, we all know where the Falcons are ranked, right?

NFL.com Power Rankings – “Now that is how a team plays when it’s Best in Show. Even the most faithful Falcons fans had to process a concern (or two) while watching their team let clubs like the Panthers, Redskins and Raiders hang around. Atlanta dominated the Philadelphia Eagles on Sunday at the Linc, with the most telling statistic being … well, take your pick: Matt Ryan’s 137.4 passer rating, the 32:55 time of possession, converting over half its third downs, rushing for 146 yards or holding LeSean McCoy to 45 yards rushing. Of course, Andy Reid helped in that last category, but the Falcons didn’t need bad coaching assistance.”

NFL.com Week 9 Power PollThe Falcons earned two more first-place votes than last week from the panel of 13 NFL.com and NFL Network experts.

ESPN.com Power Rankings – “The Falcons needed until Nov. 27 to score their seventh victory last season.”

CBSSports.com Power Rankings – “At 7-0, they are a different team than the one that went 13-3 two years ago. Why? They can throw it around on anybody.”

FoxSports.com Power Rankings – “Quarterback Matt Ryan was 17 of 20 with three touchdown passes in the first half against the Eagles Sunday, leading the Falcons to their first 7-0 start in team history. The Falcons now have an astounding four-game lead in the NFC South.”

Bleacher Report Power Rankings – “The Atlanta Falcons are the NFL’s only unbeaten team. Critics said they hadn’t played a good team yet. Well, they’ve now taken down the Denver Broncos and the Philadelphia Eagles. What more do we expect? The Falcons haven’t been stopped yet this year, and really, that’s all that matters. While they might be challenged by the Texans, 49ers, Giants or Bears, right now no one has been able to play well enough for 60 minutes to take down the Falcons. Much of the credit in Atlanta goes to head coach Mike Smith and new coordinators Dirk Koetter and Mike Nolan, but the uncontested MVP has been quarterback Matt Ryan. Ryan is playing on a level never before seen in his bright NFL career.”

Pro The fellas at Pro Football Weekly sum it up here: ootball Weekly“Potentially the least talked about 7-0 team ever?” Here’s my commentary on this one: YES!!!!!!!!!!

Macon.com Power RankingsMacon.com’s Daniel Shirley has the Falcons on top.


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