The B.S. Report praises the Falcons and their 2-0 start

MACON, Georgia (41NBC/WMGT) – The Atlanta Falcons are 2-0. Who would have believed that? They had to start the season with a tough schedule, against three teams from the NFC East and then against a tough defensive team, the Houston Texans. The Falcons are halfway through this stretch with a perfect record.

Sunday’s game in New York was fun to watch. The Falcons came back in the fourth quarter after being down by 10 points, as Matt Ryan again showed why they call him “Matty Ice”. The national media is focusing on the fact the Giants choked late in the game for the second straight week, but how about some love for the 2-0 Falcons? They bounced back and won on the road – something that’s not easy to do in the NFL.

The Falcons did lose running back Tevin Coleman in that game to a rib injury. That could hurt, as the Falcons desperately need a running game to balance out the offense. Coleman will likely be out for a couple of weeks, so Devonta Freeman will have to step up and be a threat.

But Atlanta’s defense – along with that wide receiver who is pretty good – continues to be the story. They had pressure on Eli Manning and were active, something that has been missing for a couple of years. Vic Beasley is off to a nice start, and the Falcons have something on defense they haven’t had in a while – depth. They are constantly moving people in and out on the line of scrimmage, and it’s helping keep everyone fresh late in the games.

This may sound cruel, but the Falcons got good news Monday when it was learned that Drew Brees, the quarterback for the enemy in New Orleans, may miss some time with a bad shoulder. The Saints are 0-2, and if their quarterback is going to miss some time, that will only help the Falcons team. The bigger the lead on New Orleans, the better. You know Brees will be back in time for the Falcons game next month, but his injury could help the Falcons in the NFC South race if the Saints struggle.

This Sunday the Falcons will face a beat-up Dallas Cowboys team, without quarterback Tony Romo and without wide receiver Dez Bryant. That should give the Falcons a chance, but don’t underestimate Dallas. They still have a great offensive line and a solid defense. This will be tough, but with those two big guns out, the Falcons do have a better shot at remaining undefeated. We may still need another month or so to know just how good this Atlanta team is this season, but you can’t do any better than a 2-0 start.

They’ve won two games they likely would have lost last season, and that’s a good sign that new head coach Dan Quinn is turning things around with this Falcons team.

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