After making the case for the Falcons being a top-five team, it's nice to see most of the earliest batch of power rankings agree:
Peter King thinks about thinking the Falcons at fourth:
I really like what I see out of that opportunistic defense, particularly in defensive end Kroy Biermann, who rumbled and stumbled for the insurance touchdown on an interception at Cleveland.
The Sporting News bumps Atlanta into the top ten, from 12th to eighth:
It's good to see their young defense make big plays. Just wait until QB Matt Ryan gets cranked up.
Fox Sports Florida delivers our highest ranking so far, placing the Falcons third.
Coach Smith’s team continues to win ugly. The offense should get better when WR Michael Jenkins returns. Tough road test upcoming against the Philadelphia Eagles with or without Jenkins.
RealGM says fourth, but they've got some kind of magical formula going on.
NFL News World moves the Birds from seventh to fourth, tops in the NFC.
New England Patriots Draft also slots the Falcons fourth.