They are still going to be pretty good this season. Maybe even better than expected and “surprise” a few people in the process.

The offense will be fun to watch in the ATL this year.

While New Orleans seeks to regain its form and teams like Tampa Bay and Carolina hope to be better, the Falcons, until knocked off their perch, are the best in the NFC South and a top-four team in the NFC, overall.

Now, this team must take the next step - the one that assures them of immortality and frees them of question. The one each team desires more than anything else - an elusive Super Bowl title.

The preseason taught everyone a thing or two about the Falcons and 31 other NFL franchises. Here are a few surprises that happened along the way during training camp and preseason.