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Early Playoff Predictions Show The Atlanta Falcons Some Love


Matthew J. Darnell over at Yahoo! Sports' Shutdown Corner blog gives us a peek at his very early playoff predictions and, of course, the Atlanta Falcons make the cut. Darnell's analysis:

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Atlanta edges Washington for the final spot. You look at the Falcons' two-week résumé, and they've got a blowout win and a narrow loss to a good team. I'll take that over Washington's flukey win over the Cowboys and their narrow loss the Texans, who might be good, but who might also have just a shockingly bad defense.

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Darnell has the Falcons as a Wild Card team hosting a home playoff game against the San Francisco 49ers. I think we know how that would turn out.

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