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Falcons 2021 Make Playoffs Bet: Pick Yes Or No For Atlanta?
Atlanta Falcons: Make Playoffs In 2021-2022 NFL Season?
- Yes (+180)
- No (-225)
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Atlanta Falcons 2021 Schedule
- vs. Philadelphia Eagles
- at Tampa Bay Buccaneers
- at New York Giants
- vs. Washington Football Team
- vs. New York Jets
- at Miami Dolphins
- vs. Carolina Panthers
- at New Orleans Saints
- at Dallas Cowboys
- vs. New England Patriots
- at Jacksonville Jaguars
- vs. Tampa Bay Buccaneers
- at Carolina Panthers
- at San Francisco 49ers
- vs. Detroit Lions
- at Buffalo Bills
- vs. New Orleans Saints
Atlanta Falcons 2021 Schedule, Changes, and Outlook
The Falcons’ abysmal 4-12 record a year ago gave them the NFC’s worst record and garnered them a 2021 non-division schedule that includes games against the Jets, Jaguars and Lions. Atlanta is still stuck in a difficult division in the NFC South, home of the defending Super Bowl champion Buccaneers and a Saints team that still boasts plenty of talent despite the retirement of Drew Brees. Additionally, the Panthers are an X-factor, considering Christian McCaffrey should be back to full health this season and offseason acquisition Sam Darnold could prove to be an upgrade over Teddy Bridgewater under center.
The Falcons’ putrid 2020 unsurprisingly led to an overhaul, with former Titans offensive coordinator Arthur Smith taking over as head coach. The hiring of Smith was as much about Matt Ryan as anything else, as the team is apparently banking on the veteran quarterback experiencing a resurgence. While Ryan demonstrated he still had plenty left in the tank last season while throwing for 4,581 yards and posting a 26:11 TD:INT, an ongoing development this offseason is the potential trade of Julio Jones, which appears to be an increasingly likely possibility as of late May.
Ryan would still have Calvin Ridley and ultra-talented rookie tight end Kyle Pitts to work with in the passing game, but the explosiveness of the offense would naturally be reduced absent another addition, especially considering the depth at receiver is shaky at best for Atlanta. The addition of the versatile duo of Mike Davis and Cordarrelle Patterson to the backfield could prove to be even more important if Jones is moved, considering the receiving skills both players bring to the table.
Atlanta is likely to also have its share of challenges on the other side of the ball, as a defense that only tallied 29 sacks last season and had trouble stopping big plays through the air surprisingly hasn’t seen much in the way of personnel upgrades this offseason. As alluded to earlier, the schedule isn’t going to do the Falcons any favors, either, as there are road games at Miami, Dallas and San Francisco, as well as an early-January trip to Buffalo, in addition to those six games against the Buccaneers, Saints and Panthers.
Falcons 2021 Make Playoffs Bet: Yes Or No For Atlanta?
Falcons Make 2021 NFL Playoffs? NO (-225)
The price isn’t pretty, but neither is the Falcons’ outlook, especially if Jones is traded. Even if he remains and the offense does its part, the defense is going to likely have a difficult time dealing with the array of impressive, diverse offenses it will be tasked with facing this season. I don’t see Atlanta having a prayer of winning the division, and even a wild-card spot will evade them in a conference that simply has too many teams more talented than them.