Evaluating the Falcons Season Following Loss to Green Bay

January 16, 2011   ·     ·   Jump to comments

About a week ago I was pretty convinced I had discovered the formula for success in winning NFL games. Despite not always making it look pretty, the Atlanta Falcons won 13 games because they simply knew how to control the clock.
Ball control. That was the key, according to me.
Atlanta did everything right during the regular season, when it came to controlling the ball and winning football games. But, they flat out didn't make for good television.
Most sports networks saw Atlanta as an afterthought for the entire year. The fans in Atlanta kept saying a number one seed and "dome" field advantage would finally get the nation's attention.
And, for the past two weeks, Falcons fans continued to complain that the national media was completely overlooking the "best" team in the NFL. Even Herm Edwards, who made half of his fame with his classic quote, "You play to win the game", claimed Atlanta just wasn't a pretty team to watch.
And we kept saying, "You wait, we will g...

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