Atlanta Falcons: 2013 Week 5 NFL Power Rankings (#18)

Last week: 14 (-4)

Record: 1-3

The Falcons may have made it a touchdown game with the Patriots, but it wasn’t nearly as close as that would have suggested. After the Patriots scored their last touchdown, giving them a 30-13 lead, the Falcons’ win probability was about 1%, with the ball on their own 20, down 17, with 6:18 left to go. It took an onside kick recover to even make it competitive. This is a team that ordinarily dominates at home and off of a loss, but they’re as bad as they’ve been since before the Matt Ryan/Mike Smith era this season. Injuries have hurt (Sean Weatherspoon, Sam Baker, Asante Samuel, Kroy Biermann), but odds are they probably would not have been a playoff team either way.

Week 4 Studs

QB Matt Ryan

LG Justin Blalock

TE Tony Gonzalez

Week 4 Duds

WR Roddy White

DT Peria Jerry

DT Jonathan Babineaux

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