The Falcons season may have unraveled like a cheap Christmas sweater. But I can’t help wondering: How much damage would be repaired by an unlikely victory over Carolina inside the Georgia Dome?
Maybe there is not a playoff spot to be won Sunday, but there are plenty of other benefits to be had with a victory:
Great deeds are beyond the reach of the Falcons at this point. Even the idea of beating Carolina seems like a holiday fantasy. But think how far one more victory on the Sunday after Christmas would go toward soothing a dyspeptic campaign.