Falcons Will Earn Top Seed with Win

Falcons Will Earn Top Seed with Win

Jay Adams

Published December 17, 2012 at 1:19 PM

The Falcons have gone through the past two weeks needing help to lock up the NFC’s top seed heading into the playoffs. After Sunday’s 34-0 win over the Giants, the Falcons don’t need any outside help to go where they want to.

The formula is simple this week compared to the convoluted scenarios of week’s past: win.

A win over the Detroit Lions on Saturday night would lock up the No. 1 seed and homefield advantage throughout the playoffs for the Falcons.

Since there are several scenarios through which the Falcons can earn homefield advantage or at least a first-round bye, we’ve listed them here for you:

Clinch home-field advantage with:

  • ATL win OR
  • ATL tie + SF loss or tie OR
  • SF loss + GB loss or tie
  • Clinch first-round bye with:

  • ATL tie OR
  • SF loss OR
  • GB loss or tie
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