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Falcons’ bandwagon is growing

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Being undefeated has its benefits.  Apart from receiving extra praise and/or pastries from family, friends, and fans, more people want to watch the games.

In Atlanta, they are.

According to Tim Tucker of the Atlanta Journal Constitution, the Falcons have generated a 23.7 rating in Atlanta through five games, up from 19.2 through five games last year.  That’s a 23.4-percent increase.

This past weekend, the Redskins-Falcons game generated a 25.4 rating in Atlanta.  Compare that to the Braves-Cardinals wild-card game, which generated a mere 9.1.

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18 Responses to “Falcons’ bandwagon is growing”
  1. billhicks666 says: Oct 11, 2012 1:14 PM

    Whoa! You mean, football is more popular in the U.S. than baseball?? Get right outta town!

  2. insidej0b says: Oct 11, 2012 1:20 PM

    2 points

  3. miguelc2012 says: Oct 11, 2012 1:20 PM

    Falcons will do good in the regular season, but come playoff time, they WILL be knocked out … and that’s a FACT

  4. Stiller43 says: Oct 11, 2012 1:21 PM

    I dont think the guys at HBT would be happy youre implying (with all the facts in the world) that more people like football than baseball!!

  5. finswins says: Oct 11, 2012 1:25 PM

    Baseball is a dying sport!!!

  6. miguelc2012 says: Oct 11, 2012 1:38 PM

    Ryan reminds me of Flacco. Both of these guys will never get a ring.

  7. wend28 says: Oct 11, 2012 1:39 PM

    Everyone knows that Atlanta is one of the biggest fair weather sports towns around.

  8. nfcbeastly says: Oct 11, 2012 1:40 PM

    “Matty Ice” is turning into Tony Romo right before our eyes. Above average QB winning regular season games against weak competition (Atlanta has beaten 1 team .500 or above this season). Come playoff time, they take on a new identity = losers. They were an embarrassment as as #1 seed a couple of years ago and got embarrassed at home. Last year they put up 2 points vs the Giants? Weak sauce if you ask me.

  9. jason1980 says: Oct 11, 2012 1:53 PM

    Yeah, until that bandwagon crash and burn during their first playoff game. Nothing to see here folks, been there, done that. SMH

  10. dogluverssuck says: Oct 11, 2012 2:24 PM

    Atlanta’s 1st 6 opponents have a combined 2011 record of 42-54 and not one of them finished with a winning record.

    How’s that for a band wagon?

  11. dzor22 says: Oct 11, 2012 3:28 PM

    dogluverssuck- Atlanta opponenets have 6 more losses because of ATL and 6 less wins. Do that 7th grade math and see how that works for you.

  12. gpatrick15 says: Oct 11, 2012 3:28 PM

    They play who the schedule makers make them play. Yeah, their opponents may not have been a murderers row, but you can only play who they put on the field with you

    And regarding that Braves-Cardinals baseball game: the game started at 5 PM. Hardly anyone in Atlanta had made it home at the time, and by the time they did get home, the game was likely all but decided. Had the game started at 7 or 8, the rating would have been slightly higher I’d assume.

  13. JSpicoli says: Oct 11, 2012 3:37 PM

    And Leon is getting larger.

  14. roddytorock84 says: Oct 11, 2012 3:55 PM

    All aboard! Next stop Superbowl.

  15. hay1111 says: Oct 11, 2012 3:55 PM

    Because they’re winning, that’s the only time Falcon “fans” start watching. Worst fans in the entire league.

  16. dallascowboysdishingthereal says: Oct 11, 2012 4:44 PM

    And the 9.1 wish they had watched something other than the Braves epic choke.

  17. paullyons20 says: Oct 12, 2012 9:31 AM

    It’s so ridiculous that other teams fans always bring up playoff wins. This team looks so much better than they have the past two years. Yes they have played some teams with a losing record, but the Redskins are a good team this year. They are one Josh Morgan screw up from a winning record. Denver is a very good team that has had a very hard schedule the first five games. Houston, New England, and Atlanta, I would hardly call that a bad team losing those games. And to say Matt Ryan looks like Flaaco or Romo is just retarted!!!

  18. blackngold4life says: Oct 18, 2012 11:48 AM

    Don’t the Falcons always start this way? 5-1 4-2 6-3…they remind me of the Saints Pass happy Offense mediocre defense. I’m never one to get super excited about records in October so we’ll see what happens in January – February

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