Originally posted on The Penalty Flag  |  Last updated 1/1/12
The Atlanta Falcons have been maddeningly inconsistent this year. They’ve stumbled into the playoffs this year as opposed to how they charged in last season after having grabbed the number one seed which makes you wonder: can they get it together in time to finally give Coach Mike Smith his first playoff win? The way things are looking right now my guess would be a resounding no. Maybe next year Falcons’ fans or the year after that. As of right now the Falcons look to be the sixth seed in the NFC playoffs which means they are looking at a third game against the New Orleans Saints who have already beaten them twice this year. The first game was a close one in which the Falcons overcame a 10-point deficit at home to send the game into overtime. Unfortunately the Falcons weren’t able to convert on a critical fourth-and-inches giving the ball back to the Saints who would go on to score a field goal to win the game. The second game played just this past Monday in New Orleans wasn’t even close. Well it was for a little while. Atlanta led by three points after the first quarter but [...]
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