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NFL Playoff picture 2013: Falcons' playoff positioning set

The Falcons claimed the NFC's No. 1 overall seed and home field advantage during the NFC playoffs over the weekend.


After topping the Detroit Lions on Saturday night, the Atlanta Falcons had the pleasure of watching the rest of the Week 16 action unfold on Sunday without worrying about a game of their own. But even better, the Falcons' Saturday victory had assured them of the No. 1 overall seed in the NFC's playoffs, and the first-round bye and home-field advantage that comes along with it.

Though most of the playoff spots across the NFL have been clinched, there remains plenty to look at in terms of positioning and matchups during the season's final week.

After the San Francisco 49ers lost on Sunday night, the Green Bay Packers are now in control of a possible No. 2 seed and first-round bye. The 49ers could still claim the first-round bye and No. 2 seed, but will need some help.

Elsewhere, the Washington Redskins and Dallas Cowboys will square off for the NFC East title next weekend.

Photographs by coka_koehler used in background montage under Creative Commons. Thank you.