2013 NFL Playoff picture: Falcons are No. 1 seed in NFC, earn bye next weekend

Scott Cunningham

The Atlanta Falcons are the No. 1 seed entering the NFC Playoffs, earning the team a bye next weekend.

The Atlanta Falcons are the No. 1 seed in the NFC Playoffs, having clinched the top seed and home field advantage prior to their Week 17 season finale against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. The Falcons will welcome next weekend's bye, as John Abraham and Dunta Robinson will have more time to recover after being injured in Sunday's loss to the Bucs.

The San Francisco 49ers earned the No. 2 seed in the NFC bracket and will also have a bye. Next weekend will see the winner of Sunday night's Redskins versus Cowboys game earn the NFC East title and the No. 4 seed, playing host to the No. 5 seed Seattle Seahawks next weekend.

The Minnesota Vikings 37-34 win over the Green Bay Packers on Sunday means a rematch in next weekend's NFC wild card round, as No. 3 seed Green Bay will host No. 6 seed Minnesota.

In the AFC, the Denver Broncos earned the No. 1 seed courtesy of their win over the Chiefs and the Houston Texans' loss to the Indianapolis Colts. The New England Patriots earned the second position in the AFC with a victory over the Dolphins on Sunday.

Next weekend will see the No. 3 seed Texans (12-4) take on the No. 6 seed Cincinnati Bengals (10-6). The No. 4 seed Baltimore Ravens (10-6) will host the No. 5 Indianapolis Colts (11-5) in the weekend's other AFC playoff game.

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