The first week of the NFL playoffs will be as good a test for SBNation's NFL Power Rankings as any, as the Atlanta Falcons finished at No. 7, one spot ahead of the New York Giants:
The Falcons finished the year with a one-game lead on the Giants, but they will be headed to MetLife Stadium in New York because the Giants won the NFC East championship.
Both teams have slightly under-performed pre-season expectations, but the playoffs are a new lease on life.
Last season, the Green Bay Packers won the Super Bowl last season as the No. 6 seed in the NFC.