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2013 Atlanta Falcons Team Preview: Gonzalez Returns for Another Playoff Run

Mike Wendt

Mike Wendt

Mike Wendt writes about fantasy sports for RotoWire.

State of the Franchise

Few teams entered the 2012 campaign under more pressure to win in the playoffs than the Falcons. On the heels of an underwhelming 24-2 loss to the eventual Super Bowl Champion Giants in the playoffs the previous season, coach Mike Smith and QB Matt Ryan faced plenty of criticism for their inability to win when it mattered. The pair joined forces in 2008 and although they became the first rookie head coach and quarterback combo to compete in the playoffs in their inaugural season since 1945, the duo entered the 2012 season a combined 0-6 in the postseason.

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