Falcons 5-0 for 1st time, but winning now routine

Updated: October 8, 2012, 8:11 PM ET
Associated Press

FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. -- The Atlanta Falcons are in uncharted territory.

Then again, this is starting to feel downright routine.

Since Mike Smith took over as head coach in 2008, the Falcons are tied for the second-most wins in the regular season, their 48-21 record surpassed only by the New England Patriots (51-18). With Atlanta (5-0) off to the best start in franchise history, Smith is just one victory away from tying Dan Reeves as the winningest coach in team history.

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