The Atlanta Falcons left pretty much everyone impressed with their 40-24 win at Arrowhead in Week 1.
Looking at the headline of this article one might wonder what is there to complain about after a rout like that on the road, no less.
However, this is not about nitpicking what was clearly an encouraging performance for the Falcons and their fans.
This is about the Falcons and their expectations that go far beyond notching an impressive opening win, since some already consider them odds-on favorites to be in the Super Bowl next February.
Atlanta’s head coach Mike Smith knows better than anybody that his team is far from being perfect and that there are some important issues to correct in order to succeed in the long run.
Fortunately for Smith, solving those problems is always easier after a satisfying win, and he has five important issues to address before facing Peyton Manning and the Denver Broncos next Monday night.