Here are the top 15 story lines for Week Eight as we approach the midpoint of the season.
The Saints beat the Bucs, and the Panthers are still a mess, as most of the NFC South came up short with the Falcons on bye.
The Falcons anticipated there would be a drop-off vs. the run, but it's an area the team is focused on improving.
Michael Turner expressed his frustration with the team’s running game after he rushed only 11 times in Atlanta’s win over the Raiders.
With the Panthers and Saints on bye, the NFC South went 2-0 vs. the AFC West on Sunday.
Roddy White caught a TD pass and Matt Bryant kicked his second game-winning field goal in three weeks as the Falcons remained unbeaten.
J.J. Watt had another big game as the Texans avoided an upset in Week Five to remain 5-0 and No. 1 in PFW's Power Rankings.
The Falcons are 5-0 for the first time in franchise history, and the Saints finally have a victory, but the Panthers continued their downward spiral.
Michael Turner ran 13 yards for the go-ahead score with 2:46 to play in a 24-17 win over the Redskins.
Theories explaining Falcons QB Matt Ryan’s outstanding start to the season are in abundance, and don't overlook the role intangibles have played.
The Falcons' defense will have its hands full with another dual-threat quarterback after struggling against Cam Newton in Week Four.
The undefeated Cardinals moved up in this week's edition of the PFW Power Rankings, but they still sit behind fellow undefeateds the Texans and Falcons.
For the second week in a row, the Falcons are the only NFC South team celebrating a victory on Monday.
Matt Ryan threw three touchdown passes and Matt Bryant added three field goals as the Falcons rallied past the Panthers, 30-28.
The Falcons are in a somewhat unfamiliar position with their running game ranked 25th in the league heading into Week Four.