In both this and our previous haul, we're starting to see a power four emerge. The Jets, Ravens, and Steelers are just about a consensus top three, and everyone except The Sporting News has the Falcons following closely behind. Well, almost everyone:
SB Nation NFL ranks the Falcons sixth, behind the big three plus the Patriots and Colts.
I'm starting to wonder if this is the best team in the NFC. They're pretty quietly putting together a good season. With a strong running game and a good quarterback, you're tough to beat.
USA Today has Atlanta at fifth, followed closely by the Packers and Patriots.
The Sports Jury agrees with the popular sentiment, putting the Falcons fourth.
They're not getting many style points, but they are winning.