the Skins were ranked higher than the falcs in many departments, falcs played the skins early on when they were a different team and it was a very close game, 24-17 falcs... this was week 5 when the skins were finding their footing just like the hawks were..
week 17 skins were;
1st in rushing
6th in defense
4th in pts scored
5th in yrds
c'mon man the falcs have the 24th ranked defense in the league? huh? and against who? GB, Pats, Vikes, Bears, SF? I think not! Hawks have beat sum teams this season all of the above,
AGAIN! 4 of those teams the Hawks BEAT made the playoffs!
who the falcs play, oh thats right, the bolts, the raiders, the eagles, the panthers, saints, giants, bucs, cards? you cant be serious man, the falcs had the same strength of schedule as the hawks? OK..
Hawks had a very tough schedule and they still put up great numbers, Seahawks had a bad day last Sunday and I think the seahawks had a case of the playoff gidders? very young and all the hype may have caught up with them? was some of it redskins talent? I suspect so.. was some of it not wanting to be the one that destroyed RGs career? I suspect so as well..
you note when RG was out and a HEALTHY QB was in the game it totally FLIPPED, Hawks D went on the WAR PATH!!!
Hawks will be totally unleashed in the east with nothing to hold them back, no drama, no sympathy, nuttin, its all or nothing and all I can say to the Falcons defense is, you're #29 for a reason.. and to their offense? better pack a lunch...