Atlanta Falcons (4-3)
What they’ve done well: The growth of quarterback Matt Ryan continues. He's completing 59.7 percent of his passes and has been even more decisive in his leadership than he was as a rookie. Part of the reason for that is tight end Tony Gonzalez who continues to make big catches at key moments. Gonzalez has caught at least one pass in 138 consecutive games.
Needs improvement: Offensive coordinator Mike Mularkey has been unhappy with mistakes, such as dropped passes by receivers like Roddy White. He has shown the ability to get open but he doesn’t always look the ball into his hands and that leads to costly drops, such as the one he had in a one-sided win over the 49ers. The Falcons running game has lost much of it depth (injuries to Jerious Norwood and Ovie Mughelli) is still effective, if one-dimensional under Michael Turner.
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