Last season, the Atlanta Falcons were on the verge of reaching the Super Bowl before blowing a 17-0 lead to the San Francisco 49ers in the NFC Championship–which will make them even more anxious heading into next season as they look to come back even stronger. There’s no reason why the Falcons shouldn’t be considered one of the top teams in the NFC once again next year and wide receiver Roddy White summed it up best for this team when he said it’s “Super Bowl or bust” for the Falcons.
White has always been the type of player who has never been afraid to speak his mind and as crazy as it sounds–he makes a good point with his latest statement. Atlanta has been one of the top teams in the NFC ever since Matt Ryan took over the starting job at quarterback five years ago, but the Falcons have fallen short of reaching the Super Bowl each of the four seasons they’ve reached the playoffs.
In fact, last season was the first time in the Ryan era they even won a playoff game–so it’s no surprise why White and company would be feeling the frustration.
What’s even more frustrating is the Falcons have fallen short of the Super Bowl despite earning the No. 1 seed in the NFC in two of the last three seasons. Most of their weapons will be back in 2013 and they even upgraded at running back by adding Steven Jackson–so let’s see if they can finally reach the playoffs.
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