A weekly examination of the Falcons’ ESPN.com Power Ranking:
Preseason: 4 | Last Week: 4 | ESPN.com Power Ranking since 2002
But a win is a win, and the Falcons got the job done on a day when a bunch of guys were banged up. That’s a sign of a team that belongs in the top 10.
But there may be trouble on the horizon after season-ending injuries to defensive end/linebacker Kroy Biermann and fullback Bradie Ewing. Those guys aren’t superstars, but they’re important role players, and the Falcons could have problems replacing them.