Atlanta Falcons

NFL Power Rankings Going Into Week 9

Eli Manning and the Giants maintain their high ranking after a wild win over the Cowboys.
<p> NFL Power Rankings Going Into Week 9, including the Atlanta Falcons, Houston Texans, New York Giants, San Francisco 49ers, Green Bay Packers, Chicago Bears, Baltimore Ravens, New England Patriots, Minnesota Vikings, Denver Broncos, Pittsburgh Steelers, Seattle Seahawks, Miami Dolphins, Indianapolis Colts, Cincinnati Bengals and Dallas Cowboys.</p>

Athlon Sports' weekly rankings of NFL teams from the best, the lone remaining undefeated Atlanta Falcons, to the worst, the banged-up one-win Jacksonville Jaguars.

Here are our NFL Power Rankings following Week 8 of the season:

5 Most Dangerous Wide Receiver Tandems in the NFL

These double threats would make any QB smile
<p> These double threats would make any QB smile.</p>

Roddy White made his preference clear in an NFL Network interview that aired in late September. He noted the competition coming from the wide receivers in New York, but he cooly brushed them aside.

2012 NFL Picks, Every Game: Week 8

Peyton Manning faces Drew Brees when the Broncos host the Saints on Sunday night.
<p> 2012 NFL Picks, Every Game: Week 8, including the New York Giants at Dallas Cowboys, New Orleans Saints at Denver Broncos, Washington Redskins at Pittsburgh Steelers, Atlanta Falcons at Philadelphia Eagles, Indianapolis Colts at Tennessee Titans, Miami Dolphins at New York Jets and San Francisco 49ers at Arizona Cardinals.</p>

NFL Power Rankings Going Into Week 8

Tom Brady and the Patriots won ugly in overtime against the Jets, but they still won.
<p> Athlon Sports NFL Power Rankings Going Into Week 8 including the Atlanta Falcons, Houston Texans, New York Giants, San Francisco 49ers, Green Bay Packers, Chicago Bears, Minnesota Vikings, Baltimore Ravens, New England Patriots, Denver Broncos and Pittsburgh Steelers.</p>

Athlon Sports weekly rankings of the best and worst teams in the NFL starts at the top with the long remaining undefeated team, the Atlanta Falcons, and goes all the way to the bottom with the wounded Jacksonville Jaguars.

Here are our NFL Power Rankings following Week 7 of the season:

2012 NFL Power Rankings Going Into Week 7

Eli Manning and the Giants made a jump in the power rankings after stomping the 49ers in Week 6.
<p> 2012 NFL Power Rankings going into Week 7, including the Atlanta Falcons, New York Giants, Green Bay Packers, Houston Texans, San Francisco 49ers, Baltimore Ravens, Chicago Bears, Seattle Seahawks, New England Patriots, Denver Broncos, Philadelphia Eagles, San Diego Chargers, Cincinnati Bengals, Pittsburgh Steelers, Dallas Cowboys and Washington Redskins.</p>

Athlon Sports weekly rankings of the best and worst teams in the NFL starts at the top with the lone remaining undefeated team, the Atlanta Falcons, and goes all the way to the bottom with the Jacksonville Jaguars.

Here are our NFL Power Rankings following Week 6 of the season:

NFL Picks Against the Spread: Week 6

A betting preview of every game (against the spread) on Sunday and Monday in Week 6.
<p> A betting preview of every game (against the spread) on Sunday and Monday in Week 6, including the Denver Broncos at San Diego Chargers, New York Giants at San Francisco 49ers, Green Bay Packers at Houston Texans, Dallas Cowboys at Baltimore Ravens, Detroit Lions at Philadelphia Eagles, Oakland Raiders at Atlanta Falcons and New England Patriots at Seattle Seahawks.</p>

A betting preview of every game (against the spread) on Sunday and Monday in Week 6.

Locks of the Week
Take the birds in a pair of blowouts over a couple of teams who have made a trend of getting blown out on the road so far this season.

Cardinals (-5) vs. Bills

2012 NFL Power Rankings Going Into Week 6

The 49ers aren't the top team in the NFL, but they are among the league's elite.
<p> Athlon Sports’ weekly rankings of the best and worst teams in the NFL starts at the top with the undefeated Houston Texans and goes all the way to the bottom with the winless Cleveland Browns. Here are our NFL Power Rankings following Week 5 of the season.</p>

Athlon Sports’ weekly rankings of the best and worst teams in the NFL starts at the top with the undefeated Houston Texans and goes all the way to the bottom with the winless Cleveland Browns. Here are our NFL Power Rankings following Week 5 of the season.

2012 NFL Picks, Every Game: Week 5

Week 5 previews and predictions for every game on the schedule, including Broncos at Patriots.
<p> NFL Week 5 previews and predictions for every game on the schedule, including Denver Broncos at New England Patriots, Houston Texans at New York Jets, Arizona Cardinals at St. Louis Rams, Philadelphia Eagles at Pittsburgh Steelers, Atlanta Falcons at Washington Redskins and Tennessee Titans at Minnesota Vikings.</p>

NFL Week 5 previews and predictions for every game on the schedule:

Cardinals (4-0) at Rams (2-2)
The Cardinals return to St. Louis, the city where the Birds played from 1960-87 before heading to the Valley of the Sun. The Cards are flying high, off to their best start in 38 years. In fact, Arizona has won 11 of its last 13 games dating back to last November.
Rams by 1

2012 NFL Power Rankings Going Into Week 5

The Houston Texans have climbed to the top spot in Athlon Sports' NFL Power Rankings.
<p> Each week during the season Athlon Sports looks at the best and worst football teams in the NFL. Here are our NFL Power Rankings following Week 4 of the season.</p>

Each week during the season Athlon Sports looks at the best and worst football teams in the NFL. Here are our NFL Power Rankings following Week 4 of the season.

1. Texans (4-0) Top-ranked defense makes Houston a problem.

2. Falcons (4-0) Matty Ice leads last-minute comeback over Carolina.

NFL Picks Against the Spread: Week 3

A betting preview of every game (against the spread) on Sunday and Monday in Week 3.
<p> A betting preview of every game (against the spread) on Sunday and Monday in Week 3, including the San Francisco 49ers at Minnesota Vikings, Atlanta Falcons at San Diego Chargers, Houston Texans at Denver Broncos, New York Jets at Miami Dolphins, Tampa Bay Buccaneers at Dallas Cowboys, New England Patriots at Baltimore Ravens and Green Bay Packers at Seattle Seahawks.</p>

A betting preview of every game (against the spread) on Sunday and Monday in Week 3.


Locks of the Week
Keep riding the hot hands and take two of the NFC’s top teams this season.

49ers (-7.5) at Vikings

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