0-0, T-1st NFC South
The Atlanta Falcons made the difficult decision to move on from franchise quarterback Matt Ryan this offseason, but it was the right move given the status of their team. Atlanta will replace him with veteran Marcus Mariota and rookie Demsond Ridder. The offense has two highly enticing young players in Kyle Pitts and Drake London, and Calvin Ridley will join them next year after his year-long suspension. Atlanta’s defense is headlined by A.J. Terrell, arguably the best young cornerback in football, and there are high hopes for rookie Arnold Ebiketie’s ability to contribute to a weak pass-rush right away.