Atlanta Falcons have something to prove this season. Despite their great run, they lost at last yeas’ 51st Superbowl in an incredible match against New England Patriots, the first championship in NFL history to be resolved in overtime. This however didn’t stop Falcons from winning NFC South championship the same year, taking the title for the second time. With star-studded roster, led by previous years’ MVP in all of the Leauge, Matt Ryan, they’ll certainly look to do some damage on their way to the championship.
However, pre-season matches had caught Falcons off-guard, or maybe they werejust saving the steam til’ the start of the season, anyway all four matches, respectively against Miami Dolphins, Pittsburgh Steelers, Arizona Cardinals and Jacksonville Jaguars ended with Atlanta team on the knees. Things weren’t looking too bright. Then came the beginning of the season.
Sept.10 game against Chicago Bears on Soldier Field and Sept. 17 matchup with Green Bay Packers at Falcons’ own. brand-new Mercedes-Benz arena were both spectacular wins for The Dirty Birds, so Falcon fans look to the future with optimism, having won those crucial first two weeks, with nice and clean 2-0 record. Now, taking all of it into account, let’s make some Atlanta Falcons game predictions for 2017 season.
Week 3: Sunday,Sept. 24, at Detroit Lions
This should’t be much of a sweat for Falcons, a team in their prime, to take advantage of one of the leauge’s
worst red zone defense from previous season. But hey, we should not forget that strugglign teams have a
way of pulling unpleasant surprises. Record:3-O.
Week 4: Sunday, Oct 1, vs Buffalo Bills
The Bills had a decent run, but Falcons reinforced that they have strength on their new home arena, and it’s
expected to continue serving them well. Record: 4-0.
Week 5: BYE
Week 6: Sunday, Oct. 15, vs Miami Dolphins
Despite their failure to defeat Dolphins in the pre-season, Falcons should be running at full power now, and
still have some wind in their in the wings from successful streak. Record: 5-0.
Week 7: Sunday, Oct. 22 at New England Patriots
That’s a big one. Patriots pulled of an amazing comeback in the previous season finale, taking Superbowl
Championship home and leaving Falcons devastated. Dirty Birds will surely put all they got into this match,
proving to the world, and themselves, they have what it takes to compete for the trophy yet again. But Tom
Brady at home is a dangerous enemy, and Patriots will definitely give this one up easily. But ulitmately,
Falcons’ drive should carry them to the win this time. Record 6-0.
Week 8: Sunday, Oct. 29, at New York Jets
It’s gonna be a second consecutive Falcons game away from home and they may start feeling a little bit tired,
especially after their Patriots rematch, but Jets winning is not a very probable scenario right now. Record: 7-0
Week 9: Sunday, Nov. 5 at Carolina Panthers
Third week on the road will drive anybody down, and Panthers have some scores to settle after both losses
against Falcons last season. This will prove to be a challange to Atlanta team. Record: 7-1
Week 10: Sunday, Nov. 12 vs Dallas Cowboys
Finally back home, but still a bit off, and facing Cowboys’ challanging team-up, which includes the likes of
Ezekiel Elliott and Dak Prescott, it will be a tough run for Falcons. Record: 7-2
Week 11: Monday, Nov. 20, at Seattle Seahawks
There are some stakes in this match, as there seems to be some rivalry between Falcons’ wide reciever Julio
Jones and Seahawks’ cornerback Richard Sherman, who put his hand in last years win for Seahawks in
Seattle. Let’s see what happens this time. Record: 7-3.
Week 12: Sunday, Nov. 26, vs Tampa Bay Buccaneers
The Falcons had to get through Buccaneers to get ther last years’ NFC South championship last year, and will
certainly do their best not to be stopped by them on their way for Superbowl, especially back at home, where
the last two matches at Falcons’ nest saw Buccaneers victorious. Record: 8-3.
Week 13: Sunday, Dec. 3, vs Minnesota Vikings
Looks like a clean win for Falcons, especially because Vikings lost Adrian Peterson. Looks good on paper, at
least. But there are some matches out there, where you just lose, and this may very well be the one.Record:
Week 14: Thursday, Dec. 7, vs New Orleans Saints
This looks like it should be an even matchup between old rivals. Falcons gave a better performance last
season, but it may just give Saints an edge they’ll need. But it probably won’t, given the Falcons stats
showed them as the only ones averaging over 30 points per game. Record: 9-4.
Week 15: Monday, Dec. 18, at Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Because of the fact that Buccaneers are an improving team and considering Winston’s good run, it will be a
tough battle for sure, especially with a great defensive tackle Gerald McCoy on Buccaneers team, if he will be
in the zone. Record: 9-5.
Week 16: Sunday Dec. 24, at New Orleans Saints
After a loss on the road, Saints will do everything they can to stop Falcons from triumphing at their own field,
but Falcons will also have a great deal of motivation towards beating the Saints to a pulp, and finish strong,
just as the coach Dan Quinn is known to repeat many times. And the divison title may be on the line, so this
confrontation should make for a great early Christmas present for Falcon fans. Record: 10-5.
Week 17: Sunday, Dec. 24, vs Carolina Panthers
This should make a great beginning of the New Year for Atlanta Falcons and their fans, with the team
finishing this one with decisive rematch victory. The Panthers will surely put out a valiant effort, but it’s just
gonna simply be a Falcons game. Anyway, the show will surely be great, and if no one falls sick or gets
injured, this should be a really happy day for people of Atlanta. Record: 11-5.
And that’s it. This season already proved to be exciting, and some big stuff may very well go down the
deeper we go into the season. The matchups look good and some of them will be quite rare in the league, so
there is a lot to look forward to.