Well, the Falcons still have two games to go and it doesn’t get any bigger than Monday Night against their biggest rival in New Orleans against the Saints, but the Birds have made the playoffs in 3 out of the last 4 years. Sure, they didn’t punch their own ticket to “the tournament,” but they put themselves in the position to get the help needed to get in the tourney and immense credit goes to Coach Mike Smith, the entire coaching staff, all the players, Arthur Blank, Thomas Dimitroff, and everyone involved with the Atlanta Falcons organization on their 2011/12 playoff birth.
The Green Bay Packers beat the Chicago Bears and the Falcons now have made the playoffs in consecutive seasons and 3 out of 4. Blank, Dimitroff, and Smith talked ad nauseum about wanting to be a consistent contender and be considered when playoff time came around. Sure, they still have bigger goals to reach, but for a franchise that never even had back-to-back winning seasons in their history, we as fans should take a moment to give credit and praise to this organization for giving us a winning product and a team that fights tooth and nail on the field. Will be back with a new post for the big Falcons-Saints game, but for now, enjoy yet another postseason birth Bird Cage Faithful!