That sort of success IMHO is very draining on a football team. The goal of this season has nothing to do with going 16-0 in the regular season. The goal of this season is to go to the playoffs and to win at least one playoff game. They could go 2-6 the rest of the regular season, and it no one would care if they go to the playoffs and win a playoff game. However if they go 8-0, and lose in the 2nd round of the playoffs, no one is going to care about the fact they went 16-0.
Once they Patriots did it, any team's desire to do so should have been nipped in the bud. Not unless a team is truly capable of going 19-0, which the Falcons are not.
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The Falcons are the league’s only undefeated team at 8-0 and they face only one team with a winning record.
“I’m hoping so,” White said when asked if the Falcons could go undefeated. “I think we have the pedigree to do it.”
White likes the makeup off the team.
“How we are on offense and defense and how we are as a team,” White said. “This locker room is very united right now. Every week, we expect to win. There is not a team that I felt like when we went into a ball game this year that we didn’t feel like we were going to win. I think we can (go undefeated.) We just still have to be consistent, don’t turn over the ball and get turnovers. That’s been the key to winning games all over the league this year. If we can continue to do that, we’ll be just fine.”
White apparently didn’t get the “one game at a time” memo from head coach Mike Smith’s office.
But White usually speaks his mind.