It's tough to argue with a division title and an 11-1 record through the first 13 weeks of the season, and that's exactly why the Atlanta Falcons find themselves ranked second in SB Nation's latest and greatest power rankings.
Joel Thorman, SB Nation's NFL power ranking guru, expects the Falcons to lock up home field advantage throughout the NFC playoffs shortly.
They should be wrapping up home field advantage throughout the NFC playoffs in a few weeks. A win this weekend over Carolina will secure a first-round bye.
Atlanta has just four games remaining in the regular season, and will take on the Carolina Panthers in Week 14 like Thorman noted. After that, the Falcons have dates against the New York Giants, Detroit Lions and Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Though Atlanta's playoff seeding is close to sealed, the Falcons could impact the NFC playoff picture in Weeks 15 and 17, when they take on the Giants and Bucs.