2012 NFL Week Six Review: The FALCONS Are The BEST Team In The NFL?!

And then there was one. After this Sunday, the Atlanta Falcons are the ONLY undefeated team left in the NFL, which typically represents that they are currently the BEST team in the league as well. BUT, after beating the Raiders on a last-second field goal in a 3-turnover game that they could have EASILY lost, it’s clear that the Falcons are definitely BEATABLE. And in a week with so-many UPSETS and close finishes, can we even state that there definitely IS a “Best” team in the NFL right now, or is it too soon to tell?

1) SORRY ATLANTA, BUT I’VE SEEN THIS SHOW BEFORE

I TRULY want to hop on the Falcons bandwagon because I LOVE How that team has been put together, the fact that they are extremely talented and Matt Ryan is clutch as hell, but the Falcons now officially have ‘Lebron Pressure’ – having to show that you can win when games REALLY matter, in the playoffs. I’ve seen Atlanta go 14-2 and lose in their first game, so I am UNABLE to get hype off these early wins. Just like Peyton before he won his first ring, do it when it’s ALL on the line, and THEN I will give you the props you deserve.

2) RAVENS FANS – THIS MIGHT BE THE END

Although the Ravens pulled off another close win this week after beating the Dallas Cowboys 31-29 on a missed field goal at the end of the game, the Ravens also LOST big by potentially losing their star corner Ladarius Webb, as well as their heart-and-soul Ray Lewis for the season. Add to that the fact that they are already playing without Terrell Suggs, and the already-somewhat soft Ravens D is looking FAR from Super Bowl-esqe. As much as I predicted the Ravens would win the Super Bowl, it’s time for me and other Baltimore fans to prepare ourselves for the WORST.

3) PATRIOTS NEED TO GET IT TOGETHER ASAP

Sorry New England fans, but y’all STAY dropping games you SHOULD be winning, and IF you keep doing that this is gonna be a LONG season. The playoffs have been a regular staple for the Pats, but now that the entire AFC East is tired at 3-3 (yes including the damn Bills and Dolphins), Brady & Belichick need to get it together ASAP before things get out of control.

4) DON’T COUNT OUT THE PACKERS YET

Aaron Rodgers showed last night that he still is the best QB in the NFL after passing for six touchdowns on an EXTREMELY talented Houston Texans D (granted without Cushing). The NFC is STILL wide-open, so even though the Packers have experienced some tough losses, they aren’t OUT yet.

5) IT’S TIME FOR ALEX SMITH TO STEP UP

After losing to the Giants (well, more like getting their asses kicked), the Niners exposed their inability to produce A LOT of offence when they are behind in games. They couldn’t beat the Vikings after dropping behind, and they DEFINITELY couldn’t overcome a lead against the Giants which has proved a terrible truth: Alex Smith NEEDS to progress to the point where he doesn’t just manage the game – he can LEAD them back and WIN games if need be.

6) RG3’S SEASON SO FAR >>> CAM NEWTON’S ROOKIE SEASON LAST YEAR

After leading the Redskins to ANOTHER huge win over the surprising Minnesota Vikings, I must say that Robert’s current rookie season is actually outdoing Cam’s season from last year. And the reason I compare him to Cam is not because they are both young, Black, mobile QB’s – it’s because I think Cam Newton had the most impressive QB rookie season in NFL history last year. He put up HUGE numbers on the ground and through the air and broke a BUNCH of NFL records – BUT, he couldn’t WIN. THAT’S what makes RG3 SO special.

7) DALLAS GOT PROBLEMS – BUT I DON’T KNOW WHAT THEY ARE

Oh he mad..

I got a few friends who are Cowboys fans, and as a Raiders fan (who hasn’t experienced a winning season in a decade) I would NEVER trade places with ANY of them. See, I KNOW why my team loses, whether it’s our lack of a good head coach, lack of talent and generally undisciplined play. All things that obviously NEED to be fixed. But the Cowboys constantly confuse me with their ineptitude. They are an EXTREMELY talented, well-coached, deep and athletic football team full of pro-bowlers on both sides of the ball – yet, they can’t put it together. I honestly have NO clue why they keep losing, but someone needs to find out what it is ASAP.

Monday Night Football Prediction: {Current Record 4-2}

– I got the San Diego Chargers beating the Broncos in a UGLY and terrible game by BOTH teams.

This Is Your Conscience

When Lincoln Anthony Blades is not writing for his controversial and critically acclaimed blog ThisIsYourConscience.com, he can be found contributing articles for Uptown Magazine. Lincoln wrote the hilarious and insightful book "You're Not A Victim, You're A Volunteer: How To Stop Letting Love Kick Your Ass". He is also a public speaker who has sat on panels all over North America and the Caribbean.

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