Clinching scenarios for the Falcons


Even after Sunday’s 30-20 loss to the Carolina Panthers, the Atlanta Falcons still are in good position for a prime spot in the postseason.

We’ve got some updated clinching scenarios, courtesy of ESPN Stats & Information.

The Falcons can clinch the No. 1 seed and home-field advantage if they win Sunday against the New York Giants and the San Francisco 49ers lose and the Green Bay Packers loseor tie.

The Falcons also can clinch a first-round bye one of three ways.

They can do it with a win and a San Francisco loss. They also can do it with a win and a loss or tie by Green Bay. The Falcons also can clinch if they tie and Green Bay loses.