It’s official Ladies and Gentlemen: the Atlanta Falcons have won the 2010 NFC South Division, are the #1 Seed in the National Football Conference, and have locked up Dome-Field Advantage for the entire playoffs. It absolutely one of the best seasons in this franchise’s history and fans have enjoyed every minute of it (save for a few games), but everyone wants more since the “real tournament” now begins.
The Atlanta Falcons took care of business as they had to early and often against the hapless Carolina Panthers. Some were worried about worst-case scenarios, but those days hopefully are behind for this franchise. According to most of the talking head media, you wouldn’t even know the Falcons are in the playoffs, much less that they are the #1 seed in the NFC and had the second best record in all of football. I’m sure that’s fine and dandy with the coaches and players who can continue to fly under the radar right into the playoffs.
The Falcons will be playing their first game against the remaining lowest seed in the NFC after Wild-Card weekend. The game has already been scheduled for 8 pm and will feature either the Green Bay Packers, New Orleans Saints, or the winner of the Rams/Seahawks tonight on Sunday Night Football. If anyone had said that the Falcons would be 13-3, the #1 seed in the NFC, and have home-field advantage throughout the playoffs, most wouldn’t have believed it and everyone would take it in a heartbeat.
Much more to come later, but for now enjoy being 2010 NFC South Champions, the #1 seed in the NFC, 2nd best record in all of football, and having Dome-Field advantage throughout the playoffs.
-How proud are you of this team this year?
-Honestly, did you see this coming when the year first started?
-Who would you most like to play first as the Falcons start the playoffs?
-Who would you least like to play first as the Falcons begin the tournament?
-What’s the biggest strength the Birds take into the playoffs?
-What’s the biggest weakness the Falcons take into the playoffs?
-Are the Falcons playing on a high enough level as the playoffs begin?
-Is it Super Bowl or bust for you as the regular season (albeit very successful), comes to a close?