Sideline Smack

By: Evan

 

Projected Record: 12-4

NFC South Rank: 1st

After two disappointing playoff appearances in 2010 and 2011, the Falcons showed impressive maturity and growth in 2012, beating a tough Seattle team 30-28.  This year, the Dirty Birds want to go all the way to the Super Bowl in New York. This year the Falcons have made some significant upgrades at crucial positions to help solidify their squad. The two most important upgrades are Steven Jackson and Osi Umenyiora, two established veterans who will provide experience and talent on both sides of the ball. The Falcons ranked 29th in total rushing and Jackson brings eight straight 1,000 rushing seasons as well as a reliable red zone threat. Jackson is also strong and will be another option for Matt Ryan in the short passing game. Osi Umenyiora, the second piece of Atlanta’s most significant upgrades in the offseason…

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