110812 Atlanta - Atlanta Falcons quarterback Matt Ryan throws a pass to Julio Jones during 1st quarter action at the Georgia Dome in Atlanta on Friday, August 12, 2011. Curtis Compton email@example.com
Can you say “Wildcard?”
The loss to the Saints has decreased the Falcons’ chances of making the playoffs from 48.6 percent to 34.6 percent, according to the web site www.makeNFLplayoffs.com which calculates the chances each NFL team will make the playoffs.
The Falcons’ chance of winning the division, and defending their NFC South title, has decreased from 31.8 percent to 15.4 percent. They are virtually assured of making the playoffs with six more wins and have a 45 percent chance of making the playoffs with four more wins.
Here’s a look at the Falcons’ depth chart that was released by the team on Tuesday.
WR 11 Julio Jones 83 Harry Douglas 14 Eric Weems
LT 72 Sam Baker 74 Will Svitek
LG 63 Justin Blalock 73 Kirk Chambers
C 62 Todd McClure 61 Joe Hawley 66 Brett