Breaking Down the 2010 Atlanta Falcons Schedule: A Hard Road Ahead.

June 3, 2010   ·     ·   Jump to comments

Some analysts have said that Atlanta's schedule last year, against the east of each conference, was considerably tougher than this year's schedule against the AFC North and NFC West. While at first blush, you might be tempted to agree, I think they’ve actually got one of the toughest roads to the playoffs in the NFL this season.

The AFC North is a stronger division this year than the NFC East was last year. I know that there are a lot of "sports writers" out there using the term "beast"  in regards to the most over hyped division in football ever year, but they are simply not the class of the league. The AFC North has three teams that finished above .500 last year, two of which made the playoffs (Baltimore and Cincinnati).  Pittsburgh had a 9-7 record and was eliminated only after they had played their last game, thus were just on the cusp. Meanwhile the Giants were 8-8,\ and the Skins were 4-12 (worse than even the lowly Browns (5-11). Thus, based upo...

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