5. Atlanta Falcons
Despite currently being third in the division, the Falcons are potentially the weakest team in the NFC South.
Sure, they are currently on a winning streak, and sure, their offense has weapons, but the stats do not lend themselves to the idea that the Falcons are that good. Matt Ryan has taken 19 sacks already, and the Falcons are averaging only 3.7 yards per rush (second worst in the league). The team has allowed the most touchdowns, second most passing yards, and have the fourth worst turnover percentage in the NFL
All is not terrible for Atlanta however: the Falcons are currently in the hands of interim head coach Raheem Morris, whose play calling has seemed more in line with the team’s identity than Dan Quinn’s calling. Matt Ryan has been electric, and the running backs have been great at finding the end zone in recent weeks.
The Falcons are so inconsistent that there is no telling what team the Chiefs will be playing when these two match up. Even if the Falcons show up and play to their potential, the Chiefs still own several mismatches here. This only gets set above the Broncos and Chargers in terms of threat because of the amount of talent on the team.