Kevin Dickens and his NFC Power Rankings: Week 8 edition

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11. Atlanta Falcons (2-4) Last week: 13

The Falcons are going to try and salvage their season. For that to happen, Matt Ryan will have to play almost flawless down the stretch. He will have to trust that his young wide receivers will play well until their leader Roddy White is healthy enough to put on a cape to save them. Tony Gonzalez has been quiet as a mouse this season. Maybe the return of Steven Jackson will afford the Falcons with some power running to open up things for a very shaky offensive line. A tough Cardinals’ defense awaits them in the desert this weekend.