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The Falcons have only had two top 10 defenses since 1998

Having a good Saturday? Well, time to talk about the Falcons defense!

There has been a lot of discussion about this Falcons defense and what we might reasonably expect from it. With better health and some key additions like Adrian Clayborn, Tyeler Davison, and depth in the secondary, it seems reasonable to expect it will not be a massive liability the way it was throughout much of the first half of the 2018 season, but can it be the (at least on paper) top ten unit it was in 2017?

The chief reason to be skeptical (and I am) hinges on history.