FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. (AP) Leading the NFC with a 10-1 record isn't nearly enough to satisfy Atlanta Falcons coach Mike Smith.
TAMPA, Fla. (AP) Atlanta coach Mike Smith spoke highly of the Falcons' defense. Without its solid performance, Matt Ryan may not have had an opportunity to lead his latest game-winning drive.
As the NFL heads into December, nearly every division race has an outright favorite. Some - Denver, Atlanta, New England, Houston and Baltimore - are on the verge of clinching playoff spots.
The lasting image from the Bears' trip to San Francisco was 49ers defensive end Aldon Smith running amok.