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SEATTLE - OCTOBER 30: A cheerleader preforms during the game between the Seattle Seahawks and the Cincinnati Bengals on October 30, 2011 at Century Link Field in Seattle, Washington. (Photo by Jonathan Ferrey/Getty Images)

Falcons Fans: Who to Root For in Wildcard Weekend

It may not be simple, but it’s straightforward: a Viking win over the Packers means Atlanta hosts Adrian Peterson and company. A win by the Packers and Atlanta will face whoever wins the Sunday match-up of the Redskins and Seahawks. But which of these three teams gives the Falcons the best chance to win? Read more to find out.

01/05/2013

ATLANTA, GA - NOVEMBER 29: Tony Gonzalez #88 of the Atlanta Falcons reacts after scoring a touchdown against the New Orleans Saints at Georgia Dome on November 29, 2012 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)

The Falcons’ X-Factor For Super Bowl Success

In any competition, there’s always an unknown, an X-Factor that people didn’t count on. For the Falcons, with nearly the same lineups as the 2011 squad, how did they improve from 10-6 to 13-3 this season? What was their X-Factor?

01/01/2013

ATLANTA, GA - DECEMBER 30: John Abraham #55 of the Atlanta Falcons is injured during the game against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers at the Georgia Dome on December 30, 2012 in Atlanta, Georgia (Photo by Scott Cunningham/Getty Images)

Muscle Hamster Runs Over Falcons, Abraham And Robinson Injured

Finishing the regular season 3-3 against the NFC South, expect a lot of questions for the next two weeks about the Falcons still being a one-and-done Playoff team or if they will finally get over the hump.

12/31/2012

Aloha Stadium during the Ohana Day AFC practice for the 2007 Pro Bowl at Aloha Stadium, Honolulu, Hawaii on February 9, 2007. (Photo by Al Messerschmidt/Getty Images)

Three Atlanta Falcons To Play In Pro Bowl

The last time the Falcons had a 13-3 season, they sent nine players to the Pro Bowl. Even though Atlanta could end up with a better record than that, it isn’t showing up as far as Pro Bowl selections.

12/27/2012

CHARLOTTE, NC - OCTOBER 21: Greg Hardy #76 of the Carolina Panthers during their game at Bank of America Stadium on October 21, 2012 in Charlotte, North Carolina. (Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)

Hello Kitty This: Newton Dismantles Falcons

The Atlanta Falcons were simply outplayed in every facet of the game against the Carolina Panthers. The only good thing about this game is that Atlanta still has four weeks before the Playoffs begin to fix the problem’s this team still has.

12/10/2012

ATLANTA, GA - SEPTEMBER 30: Steve Smith #89 of the Carolina Panthers is tackled by Asante Samuel #22 of the Atlanta Falcons at the Georgia Dome on September 30, 2012 in Atlanta, Georgia (Photo by Scott Cunningham/Getty Images)

Falcons Make Use Of Extra Days, Prepare For Round Two Against Carolina

It’s a tradeoff: on one hand you have just three days to prepare for a game on Thursday, but on the other hand once that game is over, you have ten days to prepare for the next one. Will Atlanta make use of the extra days of rest and preparation?

12/06/2012

ATLANTA, GA - NOVEMBER 29: Sean Weatherspoon #56 of the Atlanta Falcons reacts after a defensive stop against the New Orleans Saints at Georgia Dome on November 29, 2012 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)

Atlanta Clinches NFC South Title, No Plans To Take Final Four Games Lightly

As a twist on the famous Shakespeare quote: To bench or not to bench? That is the question that plagues many an NFL head coach once his team’s place in the NFL Playoffs is determined. Just don’t expect Atlanta to follow the norm.

12/05/2012

DENVER, CO - DECEMBER 2: Center Ted Larsen #62 of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers lines up against the Denver Broncos defense during a game at Sports Authority Field Field at Mile High on December 2, 2012 in Denver, Colorado. (Photo by Dustin Bradford/Getty Images)

With Atlanta’s Division Title, NFC Playoff Picture Now A Little Clearer

With a quarter of the season still left to play, the seeding in the NFL Playoffs has started to take shape. Atlanta has guaranteed at least one home game but of course is looking for the number one seed in the NFC.

12/03/2012

ATLANTA, GA - NOVEMBER 18: Jacquizz Rodgers #32 of the Atlanta Falcons is tackled by Curtis Lofton #50 of the New Orleans Saints at the Georgia Dome on November 29, 2012 in Atlanta, Georgia (Photo by Scott Cunningham/Getty Images)

Falcons’ Third Quarter Report Card

In the span of four quick weeks, Atlanta saw its franchise-record winning streak end, Matt Ryan setting an infamous career pass record and ended an NFL record. To say the newsworthy moments this past month have been fast and furious is an understatement. Now with four games left, how have the Falcons been doing so far?

12/01/2012

ATLANTA, GA - NOVEMBER 29: Drew Brees #9 of the New Orleans Saints is hit by John Abraham #55 of the Atlanta Falcons at the Georgia Dome on November 29, 2012 in Atlanta, Georgia (Photo by Scott Cunningham/Getty Images)

Falcons Gets Revenge By Ending Brees’ NFL Record

While a 10 point win may not be considered a nail biter, it certainly was close. With Atlanta putting up just 23 points, would their defense be able to slow down Drew Brees? That question wouldn’t be answered until deep in the fourth quarter

11/30/2012

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