Atlanta Falcons – 2014 Tickets and Preview
The Atlanta Falcons will be back with a vengeance in 2014. Make no mistake, the series of misfortunes that befell Atlanta last season, resulting in a miserable 4-12 experience for Falcons ticket holders, won’t be repeated. Atlanta has everything they need on offense and management has done enough on defense to put Atlanta back in the running for an NFC South title. Which won’t be a piece of cake, mind you. The Carolina Panthers are the defending champions of the division, the New Orleans Saints have a much improved defense and some new weapons on offense, and even Tampa Bay seems to be getting their act together. However, the nucleus of the team that went 13-3 in 2012 and notched a #1 seed in the NFC, is still in Atlanta.
Matt Ryan and the offense will benefit from multiple areas. The arrival of Jake Mathews in the draft finally gives Ryan some protection and a newly healthy Steven Jackson some running room. Julio Jones will be back and in top gear, along with Roddy White. Somewhere along the line Atlanta will need a workable tight end to replace Tony Gonzales but the need is not overwhelming.
On defense the Falcons have revamped the line and the coaching. Mike Nolan is moving in a 3-4 direction and with the offense basically set, defense has become a priority. Note that of the Falcons’ nine draft choices in 2014, seven came on the defensive side of the ball, including four projected as linebackers. Rushing the passer, which killed Atlanta last season, suddenly becomes much easier in 2014.
The 2014 schedule for the Atlanta Falcons is packed with playoff teams. The New Orleans Saints and Carolina Panthers will always be tough games. Throw in a schedule that includes the Cincinnati Bengals, Chicago Bears, the Detroit Lions in London, the Arizona Cardinals, and the Green Bay Packers, and Falcons tickets present the opportunity for great NFL football and an exciting run for the playoffs.