Tuesday, September 17, 2013
Power Rankings: No. 6 Atlanta Falcons
By Pat Yasinskas
A weekly examination of the Falcons’ ESPN.com Power Ranking:
Preseason: 4 | Last Week: 4 | ESPN.com Power Ranking since 2002
The Atlanta Falcons somehow managed to win a game, but dropped two spots in the rankings. I guess the voters weren’t all that impressed with the victory over the St. Louis Rams.
But a win is a win, and the Falcons got the job done on a day when a bunch of guys were banged up. That’s a sign of a team that belongs in the top 10.
But there may be trouble on the horizon after season-ending injuries to defensive end/linebacker Kroy Biermann and fullback Bradie Ewing. Those guys aren’t superstars, but they’re important role players, and the Falcons could have problems replacing them.