The Atlanta Falcons have won more games than any other NFL team through 10 weeks. They improved to 8-2 after a 34-17 win against the St. Louis Rams. The Rams appeared primed for an upset and took an early 7-0 lead after a Sam Bradford touchdown pass in the first quarter and the game was back-and-forth with the Rams holding a 17-16 lead in the fourth quarter. Then Atlanta found their footing. They finished the game scoring 18 unanswered points with the final score coming courtesy of a running back Michael Turner 39-yard touchdown run and a Roddy White two-point conversion.
The Rams fall to 4-6 but are still in the hunt for the NFC West crown since the Seattle Seahawks, Arizona Cardinals and San Francisco 49ers all lost this weekend. The Falcons needed to win to stay a game ahead of the New Orleans Saints and Tampa Bay Buccaneers, both winners today.