Have the Atlanta Falcons Established Themselves as the NFL’s Best Team?

November 30, 2012   ·     ·   Jump to comments

The Atlanta Falcons have the best record in the NFL, yet after their 23-13 win over the rival New Orleans Saints on Thursday night, many are wondering if they truly are the league's best team. 
CBS Sports' senior NFL blogger Will Brinson made quite the definitive statement turned question based on what he saw from the Falcons' prime-time victory:
Somehow the Falcons beat the Saints by 10 and still didn’t manage to scare anyone?
— Will Brinson (@willbrinson) November 30, 2012 Say it with me—a win, is a win, is a win.
Never has that football adage rung more truly than this season, when parity (and to some, mediocrity) has been the league's central theme. 
However, Brinson could be on to something, no? 
Lost in Drew Brees' stunningly awful five-interception effort, a disastrous showing that marked the end of his remarkable touchdown pass streak, was a futile performance put on by Matt Ryan and the Atlanta Falcons' ...

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