During that 2011 loss... I remember Atlanta coach Mike Smith looking all smug throughout the game- as if it was in hand the entire way. He didn't seem that way in the playoff game- was more just cheering and excited, but I still loved seeing him sweating bullets after the Hawks took the late lead. No disrespect to him, the Falcons or the fans. I know they are not among our enemies.
Again, no disrespect to the Falcons... but, I still have a hard time coming to grips that we lost to the Falcons. I know that they are talented and it's not easy to get that #1 seed. Their receivers are top notch. But, head to head... the Hawks really should have taken that game. The Falcons had everything go right for them in that first half and the Hawks had way too many missed opportunities. The Falcons were part of that... but, still.
I think the game next season is in Atlanta. That will be a good test to see if the Hawks have done whatever they can to not be in a 10amPST funk. But, the Falcons may not have Tony Gonzalez either.
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