DeMarco Murray

After big win over Denver, Falcons face next test in Seattle

Following the most impressive win of the early NFL season, the Atlanta Falcons aren't exactly being rewarded.

One week after going into Denver and handling the defending league champion Broncos 23-16, the Falcons stayed out west and headed to Seattle. Coming back with a road victory over the Seahawks (3-1 and coming off a bye) would stamp Atlanta (4-1) as a Super Bowl favorite.

Whoa! Whoa! Whoa!

Atlanta started 6-1 last season and finished 8-8. While this team looks more balanced, more polished and more dangerous than the 2015 version, it still has plenty to prove. On the scoreboard, and in the standings.

"I think that we are mentally tougher, a more...