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FoxSports.com: Which NFL Teams Are Playoff-Bound?

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NFC: 1. Atlanta (10-1)

Remaining opponents winning percentage: .473 (26-29)

Potential fly in the ointment: Although three games behind Atlanta for the top NFC seeding, the New York Giants can at least keep alive in the race with a Week 15 victory at the Georgia Dome.

Outlook: Before last Sunday’s 24-23 victory over Tampa Bay, the Falcons hadn’t played a team that currently has a winning record since Denver in Week 2. Atlanta won both contests in an all-too-typical close fashion. The last team to win as many tight games as the Falcons was the 2006 Indianapolis Colts, who went on to win Super Bowl XLI. There’s nothing the Falcons can do about past playoff failings except to keep winning now, secure the No. 1 seed and ensure never having to leave the nest. Staying on the fast track of the Georgia Dome is even more desirable with the Falcons playing a more up-tempo style of offense and defense than in recent seasons. - Alex Marvez (AP Photo/Chris O'Meara)

Courtesy of FOXSports.com



The opinions expressed are solely those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the views of Comcast.

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