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For the second time in three seasons the Atlanta Falcons have captured the NFC South title and for the second time in three seasons they also have a chance to earn home-field advantage throughout the playoffs in their conference.
At this point, it would be an upset the Falcons (11-1) did not earn the top record in the NFC. They hold a 2-game lead over San Francisco (8-3-1) for the top mark in the conference and a three-game lead over Green Bay (8-4) for a first-round bye.
Two more wins out of their four remaining will earn them the best record in the NFC and, right now, that seems like a good bet. On Sunday, they visit Carolina (3-9) before hosting the NFC East-leading New York Giants (7-4) the following Sunday. On Dec. 22, they visit Detroit (4-8), a team they beat last season on the road when the Lions made the playoffs, and then they finish at home against Tampa Bay (6-6). The biggest factor in earning home field would be avoiding having to play in cold weather in places like N...
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The Atlanta Falcons aren't putting much significance on winning the NFC South for the second time in three years.
Receiver Roddy White and several teammates say Atlanta has bigger goals - like earning the top playoff seed, winning the conference and winning the franchise's first Super Bowl.
Linebacker Sean Weatherspoon and running back Michael Turner agree that the Falcons...
FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. With 4:25 left in regulation and his team leading the New Orleans Saints by seven points, Falcons head coach Mike Smith elected to try a 55-yard field goal.
If Falcons kicker Matt Bryant had missed and Bryant was coming off a game in which he uncharacteristically missed two of three attempts the Saints would have had the ball at the Falcons 45-yard-line and...
The Atlanta Falcons have wrapped up the fifth division title in franchise history with a month to go in the regular season.
The Falcons (11-1) clinched the NFC South on Sunday when Tampa Bay lost at Denver 31-23, handing Atlanta its second division championship in three years. With two more wins, it would secure home-field advantage throughout the conference playoffs.
ATLANTA (AP) -- The Atlanta Falcons have wrapped up the fifth division title in franchise history with a month to go in the regular season.
The Falcons (11-1) clinched the NFC South on Sunday when Tampa Bay lost at Denver 31-23, handing Atlanta its second division championship in three years. With two more wins, it would secure home-field advantage throughout the conference playoffs...
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The Falcons, speeding off to an 11-1 record through the season’s first thirteen weeks, clinched the NFC South on Thursday with a win over the Saints. They have done so with a lineup on the offensive side of the ball that is almost identical to last year’s squad, and that helped the team to a (still not shabby) 10-6 finish and a wild-card entry to (and first-round exit from...
Atlanta at Carolina Sunday, 1:00 p.m. ET, at Bank of America Field, Charlotte - TV: FOX; DirecTV: 705 *TV announcers: Gus Johnson, Charles Davis, Kristina Pink *Keys to the game: The Falcons are finally settling into a groove with the ground game. RB Jacquizz Rodgers has had more carries than Michael Turner in each of the past two games, and his ability to cut back and hit...