Falcons’ Ending of a Perfect Season Overshadows How Far Atlanta Has Really Come

December 28, 2015   ·     ·   Jump to comments

You've probably already heard, but the Atlanta Falcons played spoiler on Sunday and derailed the Carolina Panthers' chances of a perfect season.
You're probably already aware of the upset because, well, it's going to be one of the biggest stories of this entire week. The Panthers and their chase for perfection has been one of the biggest stories in the entire NFL for the past month or so, and it has definitely been the biggest story in the NFC South.
One NFC topic that hasn't been talked about quite as much—at least not recently—is the improvement made by the Falcons this season under head coach Dan Quinn and his staff. No, that story pretty much died when Atlanta slipped from the ranks of the unbeaten in Week 6 and then kicked off a six-game losing streak in Week 8.
So now, the story surrounding the Falcons is that they are the team that put the Panthers at 14-1.
This is unfortunate because the reality is, the Falcons really have undergone a transformat...

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