No one would have ever guessed that a Week 17 matchup between the 6-9 Atlanta Falcons and 6-8-1 Carolina Panthers would have so much at stake.
The winner takes the NFC South and locks up the final playoff spot in the conference.
At the half, the Atlanta Falcons were down 31-7 to the Green Bay Packers, and it looked like the game was slated to get worse in the second half.
Patrick Peterson said he wanted Julio Jones one-on-one.
Be careful what you wish for.
It’s division leader versus division leader as the Atlanta Falcons host the Arizona Cardinals, who have the best record in the NFC at 9-2.
On the other hand, the 4-7 Falcons made NFL history by being the first team to ever lead a division while being three games under .500.
I took more time than usual to put this recap together because I couldn’t figure out what to say about this Atlanta Falcons team.
And it’s not as if there’s a shortage of things to say. Any unflattering adjective fits the bill.