Legends of the fall

Last year, when their season went to the dogs, the Falcons had a tough enough time getting a single win. This past weekend, they got two.

On Sunday, the Falcons crushed the Chiefs, 38-14, Atlanta’s largest margin of victory since it embarrassed another AFC West opponent, the Oakland Raiders, with a 35-10 victory in December, 2004.

But one day earlier, the other team Falcons fans love –- whatever team is going against Bobby Petrino’s –- also was victorious. The University of Alabama, with Miami’s favorite coach Nick Saban, demolished Petrino’s Arkansas’ team 49-14, the worst loss of Petrino’s college coaching career.

Pig sooey!

For the Falcons and their fans, few weekends could have gone better. Atlanta got its biggest win in years, and even better, Petrino tasted the type of defeat Atlanta tasted too often last season.

The seasons had changed. The fall truly had arrived.

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