We will talk more about the Falcons/Cardinals game as we pull closer to Saturday. Before we get to that point, back in August did anyone figure that Atlanta would be included in Super Bowl XLIII discussions?
If history is any indicator, Arizona almost certainly will bow out of the postseason in a hurry, and the odds are very long for either the Vikings or the Chargers to win it all. It also says Carolina, Atlanta, the Giants, Philadelphia, Miami, Tennessee or Indianapolis most likely will end up hoisting the Vince Lombardi Trophy at the end of the season.
In other Falcons news, Matt Ryan ran away with the AP NFL Offensive Rookie of the Year award, landing 44 out of 50 possible first place votes. Ryan has had a remarkable year, but of late, has not played all that remarkable.