Kevin C. Cox
SB Nation, ESPN and CBS Sports are in agreement: the Atlanta Falcons are the No. 2 team in the National Football League after 13 weeks.
As one of two teams at 11-1 in the NFL, it's expected that the Falcons are at or near the top of all the power rankings -- and that's exactly where they stand.
CBS Sports has Atlanta ranked second, once again, behind the Texans. Pete Prisco notes that Atlanta's defense deserves credit, as the Falcons have forced Drew Brees and Peyton Manning to throw eight interceptions.
Here at SB Nation, the Falcons are the No. 2 team. Joel Thorman expects the Falcons to clinch home field advantage throughout the playoffs, and notes that Atlanta can clinch a bye week with a win in Week 14.