Last year, the Atlanta Falcons previous seasons’ troubles continued with them falling short in six of their first eight games of 2014. Despite an extremely talented offense of weapons, the Falcons saw themselves struggling due to weak defensive play. After a positive offseason through the draft and free agency, this year’s squad is looking to turn things around, expose a weak NFC South and secure a trip to the postseason. Under center, Matt Ryan should continue developing his already solid chemistry with athletic receivers Julio Jones and Roddy White while Atlanta’s running game consists of Tevin Coleman and Devonta Freeman, who will split carries in the backfield.
If the Falcons offensive line can keep Ryan’s uniform clean and their receiving corps can stay healthy, their offense is in for a successful 2015 season.
Atlanta used four of their draft picks on defensive players in the 2015 NFL draft in an attempt strengthen and keep the offense on the field for as long as possible. The Falcons’ first and second round draft picks Vic Beasley and Jalen Collins are already seeing playing time and will no doubt add to the development of this defense. Although this team ended 2014 with a 6-10 record, it was still good enough for one game out of first place in the less than stellar NFC South. The rest of the division (Panthers, Saints and Buccaneers) remains the same talent-wise, so if this offense can continue to succeed along with an improved defense, the 2015 Falcons should a real contender for the playoffs. Fans, be sure to secure your Atlanta Falcons tickets early this season because when they continue to win, you won’t want to be at home on the sidelines.