Although the Atlanta Falcons, at 11-2, are tied for the best record in the NFL, there are still many who believe they are not the best team in their conference.
Heck, some say they aren't even the best team in their own division, despite the fact that they beat their biggest competition in the NFC South, the New Orleans Saints, on the road earlier this year.
The Falcons are the least talked about and most overlooked of the NFL's elite teams. Even squads like the Cowboys and Vikings, which are long gone from the playoff race, get more buzz than Atlanta.
That needs to change and in the coming weeks it should.
Here are 10 reasons the Atlanta Falcons are to be feared and are the team to beat in the NFC.