The Atlanta Falcons remained undefeated on Sunday, just edging out their victory against the Oakland Raiders by the score of 23-20, after kicker Matt Bryant nailed a game-winning 55-yard field goal as time expired.
For much of the game, it was a struggle for the Falcons as quarterback Matt Ryan threw three interceptions and the running game mustered just 45 yards on the ground. Nonetheless, a win is a win and the the victory kept the Falcons perfect for another week. With the win, the 2012 Falcons became the first team in franchise history to get off to a 6-0 start.
However, some may say the Falcons did not deserve to win that game, creating some cause of concern for Falcons fans. Dave Choate of SB Nation's Atlanta Falcons blog, The Falcoholic, acknowledges the team's three fortunate wins over inferior teams, but also wants fans to recognize how far the team has come.
Without a doubt, we must improve before the playoffs. If we don't, another first round exit is a real possibility. But please don't act like the sky is falling - we're not horrible. There are 30 teams that'd love to be in our position. Ask a Browns fan how he feels about life. It's been a long and tough road for the Falcons. Still, show some humility. This is a good team.
Matt Ryan and the Falcons will have a bye week before heading to Philadelphia for a showdown with the Philadelphia Eagles.