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With top seed locked up, playoffs loom for Falcons
profootballtalk.com Updated Dec 23, 2012
The good news for the Falcons? After 16 weeks, they finally have nailed down the top seed in the NFC postseason field. Bad news? The talk and focus and pressure regarding whether they will squander home-field advantage can now officially commence. ThoShare Tweet
Atlanta Falcons: Plan is to ‘play to win’ final regular-season gameajc.com Dec 23, 2012FLOWERY BRANCH—The Falcons’ 31-18 victory at Detroit last night made the results of Sunday’s regular-season finale irrelevant to Atlanta’s playoff seeding but coach Mike Smith said that doesn’t mean the game doesn’t matter. Atlanta (13-2) wrapShare Tweet
Superlatives for the FalconsESPN.com Dec 23, 2012DETROIT -- With some help from ESPN Stats & Information and the Falcons’ media relations department, let’s take a by-the-numbers look back at how Atlanta defeated Detroit, 31-18, Saturday night at Ford Field. The Falcons won for the fourth time on priShare Tweet
Atlanta Falcons: Playoff tickets go on sale on Thursdayajc.com Dec 23, 2012The Falcons announced that playoff tickets will go on sale to the general public on Thursday at 10 a.m. With Saturday night’s 31-18 win over the Detroit Lions at Ford Field, the 2012 NFC South Division champion Falcons have clinched home field advantageShare Tweet
Why not Matt Ryan for MVP?ESPN.com Dec 23, 2012DETROIT -- Quite unintentionally, the Atlanta Falcons made the strongest case yet for Matt Ryan's Most Valuable Player award candidacy Saturday night. Ryan did his part by completing 25 of 32 passes for 279 yards and four touchdowns in a 31-18 victory a…Share TweetCNNSI.com Dec 23, 2012The Falcons earned the NFC's No. 1 seed after their 31-18 win over the Lions. No matter the playoff foe, Atlanta will have a chance to change its reputation, says Chris Burke.Share Tweet
Atlanta Falcons vs. Detroit Lions highlightsDec 23Detroit Lions wide receiver Calvin Johnson puts up 225 receiving yards to break the all-time single-season record, but the Atlanta Falcons offense was too much for the Lions. The Falcons clinch home-field advantage for the playoffs with the win.
Peter King: Megatron the headliner, but history was made all over Week 16Dec 23The Bengals have done something this year that hadn't been done since Boomer Esiason was a junior at Maryland.
Don Banks: Critical win proves Vikes are more than a one-man show; more Sn…Dec 23PITTSBURGH -- Musings, observations and the occasional insight from a Week 16 that saw the NFL's playoff field taking shape in almost-finalized fashion...
Don Banks: After 45 seasons, Bengals finally find some history in repeatin…Dec 23PITTSBURGH -- Heinz Field felt like history central Sunday in the NFL. But maybe not the way many would have expected.
Adrian Peterson held to 86 yards, but Minnesota Vikings topple Houston Tex…Dec 23Adrian Peterson held to 86 yards, but Minnesota Vikings keep playoff hopes alive with win over Houston Texans