The Atlanta Falcons are currently in unfamiliar territory as they enter Week 5 of the NFL season with a 1-3 record. Last year they did not lose their first game until Week 10 and only lost three games all year. Week 10! The slow start is quite a blow to the ambitious, Super Bowl-bound expectations the team and fans had entering this season.
The schedule looks favorable for the Falcons. Their next four are winnable games against the Jets, Buccaneers, Cardinals and Panthers. It also helps that the NFC is not looking as strong as most had anticipated coming into this season. Only five teams in the NFC have winning records, so the Falcons do not have a lot of ground to make up.
Will the Falcons turn their season around and make the playoffs?