The Atlanta Falcons are in a very strange place. With a record of 4-6, they find themselves in first place in the NFC South Division. That doesn’t say much about the division, but Matt Ryan is happy to be there after beating the Carolina Panthers 19-17 Sunday.
“It’s been a different year, for sure,” Ryan said. “You play to be relevant in November and December. As quirky as this season’s been, we’re relevant.”
Relevant or not, the Falcons will have to up their game if they expect to get out of the first round of the playoffs and will have to deal with the loss of Special Teams Captain/Running Back Antone Smith, who was lost for the season after suffering a broken leg against the Panthers.