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Dec 28, 2014; Atlanta, GA, USA; Atlanta Falcons wide receiver Julio Jones (11) runs with the ball against the Carolina Panthers during the first half at the Georgia Dome. The Panthers defeated the Falcons 34-3. Mandatory Credit: Dale Zanine-USA TODAY Sports

26. Atlanta Falcons

The Falcons first issue at hand is replacing their long-lost tight end, Tony Gonzalez. Ever since he retired, they haven’t managed to replace him and boy is it hurting them.

They finally let Steven Jackson go, which was a step in the right direction. He was too far past his prime. The Falcons are tricky, because they’re  pretty set on offense outside of the tight end and running back positions. Matt Ryan, Julio Jones, and Roddy White are all explosive players.

The Falcons’ defense is just atrocious and that’s why Dan Quinn was the leading candidate for the head-coaching job. His extensive defensive experience would help bring the Falcons defense to the next level.

Until Quinn works some of his defensive magic, the Falcons will hover around the bottom of the power rankings.

Next: 25. Oakland Raiders