I picked this one up via ESPN; where is the respect for the Falcons? Tomorrow’s game at Tampa Bay is a game with huge playoff implications for both teams, the NFC South, and of course any teams in the NFC scrambling for a Wild Card sport. It looks like most of the country will not get an opportunity (the506.com) to see a really good Falcons team, and a nice up and coming Bucs squad.
Cheers to Smitty
Earlier this week I wrote about Ryan being pivotal in turning around the Falcons. The same can be said for Coach Mike Smith.
With a victory on Sunday against Tampa Bay, Smith will reach the second 10-win season of his three-year career. Smith went 11-5 in 2008, his first season with the Falcons. No Atlanta head coach, in the team’s 45-year history, ever has won 10 or more games in more than one season.
The Falcons are favored by 3 over the Buccaneers. The Bucs played ATL really close at the Georgia Dome a few weeks ago, and I expect much of the same thing early; however I do expect the Falcons to pull away early in the fourth quarter.