The Atlanta Falcons have fallen on some tough times recently after being one of the best teams in the NFC. This year the Falcons are looking to get back to being one of the powers in the NFC. Vegas odds currently have the Atlanta Falcons as the third-best odds to win the NFC South and are one of the longshots to reach the 2015 Super Bowl.
Atlanta Falcons Super Bowl Odds — 52 to 1
Atlanta used to be a great team. Matt Ryan was unbeatable at home and the Falcons were winning double digits games. Then, last year, the Falcons just fell apart defensively and couldn't score enough points. It doesn't help that the Carolina Panthers have passed them by as well.
The Falcons will take on the Cincinnati Bengals, New York Giants, Green Bay Packers and Pittsburgh Steelers this year. Their December schedule is horrendous as the Falcons will take on the Packers, Steelers, Saints and Panthers in consecutive weeks. That's certainly a tough way to end the 2014 campaign.
Ryan threw for more than 4,500 yards last season and 26 touchdowns, but he also threw 17 interceptions.
And Steven Jackson, who was supposed to help the running game, didn't hit the 600-yard plateau. He had just six rushing touchdowns. If Atlanta can't find a way to consistently run the football this season, they won't have a successful season.
Last year's record — 4-12, T-third in NFC South
Playoff teams on the schedule — 6
Regular season schedule
Sep. 7 New Orleans Saints, 1
Sep. 14 at Cincinnati Bengals, 1
Sep. 18 Tampa Bay Buccaneers (Thu), 8:25
Sep. 28 at Minnesota Vikings, 4:25
Oct. 5 at New York Giants, 1
Oct. 12 Chicago Bears, 1
Oct. 19 at Baltimore Ravens, 1
Oct. 26 Detroit Lions (London), 9:30 a.m.
Nov. 2 BYE
Nov. 9 at Tampa Bay Buccaneers, 1
Nov. 16 at Carolina Panthers, 1
Nov. 23 Cleveland Browns, 1
Nov. 30 Arizona Cardinals, 4:05
Dec. 8 at Green Bay Packers (Mon), 8:30
Dec. 14 Pittsburgh Steelers, 1
Dec. 21 at New Orleans Saints, 1
Dec. 28 Carolina Panthers, 1
*Could be NFL flex scheduled game
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