Originally written on Football Nation  |  Last updated 1/17/13
When the Atlanta Falcons take the field against the San Francisco 49ers in the NFC Championship they will be playing for a chance to play in only their second Super Bowl in team history.The last time the Falcons were in the Super Bowl following the 1998 season; they won a NFC championship 30-27 in overtime against the Minnesota Vikings in the Metrodome that they were not even figured to be a factor in.When the Dirty Birds flew into the Super Bowl they showed why their win was a fluke as the Broncos grounded the Falcons 34-19.The Falcons are at home for this Championship game, but the odds makers are still not giving them a chance to win.If they do manage to pull of the upset once again and make it back to the Super Bowl. Here are five things that will happen before they ever win one.
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