It’s finally here. Super Bowl 51. I don’t know what’s more impressive. The Thread has stuck with me contributing articles and to this Annual Wayniac Nation Super Bowl Prediction Special! — my favorite piece of the year — or that their beloved Atlanta Falcons are finally back in the big game.
Look, we all know where The Thread allegiances stand by now. But that doesn’t mean it’s as easy a pick as you think.
As always, I’ll let them do the talking.
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Two teams left. One is a Super Bowl stalwart, making their seventh trip to the big game this millennium. The other? Not many expected the Atlanta Falcons to be there. But they are, making their first trip since the 1998 season.
So how does the Top 12 look this week?
Super Bowl bound Rankings are one click ahead.
The final four teams are left standing in the NFL. Four great quarterbacks — and three MVP candidates — will provide for an exciting Championship Weekend.
So how does the Top 12 look this week?
Championship Playoff Rankings are one click ahead.
There was some great football played this weekend. And then there was the performance by Brock Osweiler.
Let’s look at some of the biggest takeaways we learned this past weekend.
Keep reading for more on my thoughts from this weekend’s NFL playoff games.
(For the second time this season, our fantasy guru better known as Saucy T has left his confines of fantasy football analysis to drop some quarterback knowledge on us. Last time, we argued if the Cowboys should stick with Dak or turn the keys to the car over to Romo. This time, he looks at the three-horse MVP race consisting of three quarterbacks.
I specifically asked Tim to write this piece as a Falcons fan. To see the debate through a Falcons fans eyes really presses the issue, because the numbers speak for themselves. So without further ado…)
THE 2017 NFL MVP RACE
Tim Mason | Fantasy Football/ NFL analyst
As a Falcons fan, this season has been a pleasant surprise. The Falcons have surpassed my optimistic expectations, and the biggest reason why is the MVP-level play of their quarterback, Matt Ryan. For me he should be the clear cut winner of this year’s award, and the stats back it up.
Keep reading for more on Matt Ryan’s MVP campaign.
The 2015 Atlanta Falcons should have been a precautionary tale. They started the season 5-0 and Falcons fans were speaking about a Super Bowl run. They were yelling as the always do (and quite honestly, rightfully so) that no one loves the Falcons and they weren’t getting any national attention. They thought that this was finally the year. Read more on the 2016 Falcons.
Predicting wins and losses for your favorite team in April is a little premature…but who cares. The draft is coming up in a little more than a week. Offseason workouts started just a few days ago and the first OTAs start in May. The 2016 NFL season is upon us!
Continue on for Nomi the Greek’s predictions for the Falcons ’16 season
I am excited to share this piece today, Wayniacs. Most of you recognize Nomi the Greek from The Thread’s annual Super Bowl prediction special. Today, he makes his debut with his first piece for Wayniac Nation.
You may also recognize Nomi the Greek as one of the only Falcon fans from start to finish of every home game, and the many TV appearances he’s made while he traveled to away games. I have yet to meet a bigger Falcons fan (with Saucy T 1B to Nomi’s 1A), and that’s why I thought it was perfect that he share our next Super Bowl memory.
So sit back and relive Super Bowl XXXIII through the eyes of an Atlanta Falcons Super Fan.
Read on about the Dirty Birds
It’s been pretty bad the past two months if you are a Falcons fan. As a lifelong Houston Texans fan, I know a thing or two about bad football, and what the Falcons are playing is worse than that. Yesterday defined not just a new low of 2015, but quite possibly the entire Matt Ryan era. So what they heck is wrong with these guys?
Can the Atlanta Falcons be fixed?
Oh, Thursday Night Football. It really brings out the worst from good teams on such a short week of preparation. Last night, the Atlanta Falcons headed to NOLA on a five game winning streak and — aside from Devonta Freeman — played a terrible game. Why can’t they solve the riddle of The Benz?
It’s time for the Falcons to find another gear in today’s random thoughts.