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Going 6-0 is no easy task in this day and age of the NFL, no matter whom you have played.
The Falcons have been living in the shadow of the New Orleans Saints for years in the NFC South, but now the spotlight is theirs. With their perfect record the Falcons already have a 3.5-game lead in the division and could lock up a playoff spot very early.
The one-two punch of Julio Jones and Roddy White is the best in the league. Either receiver has the ability to put up huge numbers any given week. It also doesn't hurt to have a future Hall of Famer at tight end. Tony Gonzalez is playing like he did during his days in Kansas City, already recording 430 receiving yards and four touchdowns through six weeks.
Matt Ryan has played at an MVP level under center—at least before his dismal performance this weekend against the Raiders (24-for-37, 1 TD, 3 INT, 59 passer rating). In a season where no offensive player has truly stood out, "Matty Ice" may take home the MVP trophy by leading his Falcons to the league's best record.
The Falcons haven't faced a single team with a winning record this season, but they have beaten the teams that have been put in front of them.
After the Falcons' bye in Week 7 things will get treacherous for the only undefeated team left in the NFL. They play Philadelphia, Dallas, New Orleans and Arizona in consecutive weeks. This string of games should tell us a lot about the Falcons and show what they are really made of.
The Falcons probably won't finish the season unscathed, but are already well on their way to a playoff berth.
Projected record: 13-3