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2008 Atlanta Falcons

September 3rd, 2008

So you know from my NFC predictions, I pick the Falcons to finish last in the NFC South, but here’s my predictions and projections for some of the things that happen this year.

Schedule & Results

Week 1 – Detroit – W
Week 2 – at Tampa Bay – L
Week 3 – Kansas City – W
Week 4 – at Carolina – L
Week 5 – at Green Bay – L
Week 6 – Chicago – L
Week 8 – at Philadelphia – L
Week 9 – at Oakland – L
Week 10 – New Orleans – L
Week 11 – Denver – L
Week 12 – Carolina – W
Week 13 – at San Diego – L
Week 14 – at New Orleans – L
Week 15 – Tampa Bay – W
Week 16 – at Minnesota – L
Week 17 – St. Louis – W

I’m predicting the Falcons to finish this year 5-11. I think they will have a nice start to their season, winning 2 of their first 3 games. And everybody will be firmly on the Matt Ryan bandwagon. And then they’ll go into a skid, losing 7 straight, which basically ends any playoff chances. But then we’ll improve down the stretch and win a few more games to improve our record.

Statistical Leaders
Some projections for what kind of numbers guys will put up.


PASSING ATT CMP PCT YDS TD INT RTG
Matt Ryan 450 265 58.9 2850 14 17 72.1
Chris Redman 75 45 60.0 525 3 5 66.8

RUSHING ATT YDS AVG TD
Michael Turner 280 1125 4.0 7
Jerious Norwood 110 600 5.5 2
Matt Ryan 40 100 2.5 1

RECEIVING NO YDS AVG TD
Roddy White 80 1025 12.8 6
Michael Jenkins 50 525 10.5 3
Jerious Norwood 45 425 9.4 1
Laurent Robinson 40 450 11.3 2
Harry Douglas 30 375 12.5 2
Ben Hartsock 25 225 9.0 1
Michael Turner 20 150 7.5 1
Ovie Mughelli 15 100 6.7 1

KICKING FGM FGA XPM XPA
Jason Elam 30 36 28 28

PUNTING NO YDS AVG NET
Michael Koenen 90 3850 42.8 38.5

DEFENSE TCK SACK INT FF
Michael Boley 110 3.0 1 2
Keith Brooking 105 1.5 0 0
Curtis Lofton 95 1.5 1 2
Lawyer Milloy 90 1.0 1 1
Chris Houston 75 0.0 1 0
Erik Coleman 70 0.0 3 1
Brent Grimes 55 0.0 2 0
Jamaal Anderson 45 4.5 0 1
Domonique Foxworth 35 0.0 1 0
Jonathan Babineaux 35 4.0 1 0
Chevis Jackson 30 0.0 1 0
John Abraham 25 7.5 0 3
Grady Jackson 25 1.0 0 0
Simon Fraser 20 2.0 0 0
Stephen Nicholas 20 0.0 0 0
Kroy Biermann 15 2.0 0 0
Kindal Moorehead 15 2.0 0 0
Chauncey Davis 15 1.0 0 0
Stephen Nicholas 15 0.0 0 1
Coy Wire 15 0.0 0 0
Thomas DeCoud 10 0.0 0 0
Jamaal Fudge 10 0.0 0 1
Tony Gilbert 10 0.0 0 0
Antoine Harris 10 0.0 0 0
David Irons 10 0.0 0 0
Jason Jefferson 10 0.0 0 0

Falcons Rankings
Where the Falcons will rank in comparison to the rest of the league.

Rushing Offense: 120 ypg (13th in NFL)
Passing Offense: 210 ypg (20th in NFL)
Total Offense: 330 ypg (19th in NFL)
Scoring Offense: 17 ppg (24th in NFL)
Rushing Defense: 125 ypg (25th in NFL)
Passing Defense: 245 ypg (31st in NFL)
Total Defense: 370 ypg (31st in NFL)
Scoring Defense: 25 ppg (30th in NFL)
Turnover: -6 (23rd in NFL)

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