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.

18 responses to “Falcons’ bandwagon is growing

  1. 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!!

  2. “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.

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

  4. 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.

  5. 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.

  6. 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!!!

  7. 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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