Found January 04, 2013 on Football Nation:
The Atlanta Falcons are going into the 2012 postseason with the No.1 seed in the NFC. They will not have to leave the comfort of the Georgia Dome the whole postseason. No trips to the frozen tundra at Lambeau Field. No trips to the soggy field at Candlestick Park. Cozy indoor weather with no wind to blow kicks around, or precipitation to make the football slick and cause errant passes. This is a dream scenario for the ATL faithful. They are two games away from achieving their ultimate goal of going to the Super Bowl and the road could be a short trip from Atlanta to New Orleans. But there are some things that are going to prevent that celebration from happening in Downtown "Hotlanta"! Things that could prevent victory floats from rolling down Peachtree Street. Certain flaws that could keep Mayor Kasim Reed from introducing the Atlanta Falcons as the 2012-2013 NFL Super Bowl World Champions to the masses. Here are the things that could stop that celebration from taking place.
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