Falcons Finish Fifth in Power Rankings

Falcons Finish Fifth in Power Rankings

Jay Adams

Published February 5, 2013 at 2:28 PM

We’ve followed the power rankings all year long, so with the final set out today, it’s only right that we highlight where the Falcons finished in the eyes of NFL.com.

Elliot Harrison puts the Falcons at No. 5, behind Baltimore, San Francisco, New England and Denver, for the 2012 season.

Writes Harrison:

This is a tough call. The Atlanta Falcons are capable of putting up 13 wins — they’ve managed that feat in two of the last three years. They also have no problem getting out in front of opponents with Dirk Koetter’s explosive offensive. The good news: Koetter signed a contract extension to remain in Atlanta. The not-so-good news: What can change to get this team over the hump? Mike Smith’s club is already the least penalized, most disciplined team in the league. Getting Brent Grimes back will help. Nonetheless, little will change until this team learns to close the deal in the postseason. Even in the divisional-round win over the Seahawks, many felt Seattle should’ve pulled it out. I’ll go with could’ve.

Where do you have the Falcons after the 2012 season?

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