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The Atlanta Falcons are the great unknown in the NFL.
They look like mammoths of the regular season with a blazing 13-2 record and dropping only games in-division.
But, Matt Ryan is 0-3 in the playoffs and Atlanta needs to get over that hump to even have a shot at the big game.
Matty Ice is enjoying his best season ever, posting career numbers in completions (394), completion percentage (69%), yards (4,481), touchdowns (31) and quarterback rating (100.2). This isn’t any average year.
The trifecta of receivers in Roddy White, Julio Jones and Tony Gonzalez have absolutely helped those numbers with 1,309, 1,142 and 889 receiving yards, respectively. Combined, they have 25 touchdowns and really enhance the passing game as well as complimenting the double -rushing attack of Michael Turner and Jacquizz Rodgers.
The defense isn’t legendary, but it doesn’t have to be. Stephen Nicholas and his squad is doing everything right to help Atlanta win games and continue a magical season that will hopefully end in New Orleans.