3 reasons why the Falcons can make NFC Championship Game
The NFC South could be hilariously weak in 2023
The NFC South could be very, very weak in 2023, and we could argue that the Falcons have the best chance at winning the division. There might be five wins for the Falcons within the NFC South for 2023, which would give them a great shot at winning double-digit games.
While I do like what the Carolina Panthers have done this offseason, the team itself has a ton of new pieces with their coaching staff and players, including a rookie QB in Bryce Young. They probably aren’t expected to win a ton of games in 2023 and could be gearing more towards 2024 and beyond as being their time.
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers might be one of the three worst teams in the NFL this year. Todd Bowles is simply not a good head coach and their projected starting QB is… Baker Mayfield. I don’t think anyone should be taking Tampa seriously. The last team in the division is the New Orleans Saints, who signed Derek Carr this offseason.
Fun fact: the Saints’ QBs in 2022 had the same exact TD:INT ratio as Derek Carr did in 2022, and the Saints’ QBs had a higher passer rating. The Saints could be a dangerous team, but their roster is quite old and I do not trust Dennis Allen at head coach. I think they might be able to win nine games, but I don’t think this is a true contender.
Honestly, the Falcons might be the best team in this division and might have a top-four seed in the NFC all but locked up as long as things don’t go south.