Monday, December 31, 2012
Call it: Best matchup for Falcons?
By Pat Yasinskas
We still don’t know who the Atlanta Falcons will face when they host a divisional playoff game Jan. 13. But the list has been narrowed to three teams.
The No. 1 Falcons could face the Washington Redskins, the Seattle Seahawks or the Minnesota Vikings. The Green Bay Packers and San Francisco 49ers are the other two NFC teams in the playoffs, but the Falcons would not be able to meet either of those two until the NFC Championship Game.
We all know the Falcons have yet to win a playoff game in the Mike Smith-Matt Ryan era. But this could be the season when that all changes.
Which team would be the best matchup for the Falcons? Well, none of the three looks like a juggernaut. But each could present some problems for Atlanta.
The Falcons defeated the Redskins early in the season, but that was before Washington went on a seven-game winning streak to end the regular season and before rookie quarterback Robert Griffin III really got comfortable.
The Seahawks have a good defense and a rookie phenomenon of their own in quarterback Russell Wilson. The Vikings have red-hot running back Adrian Peterson.
Which team would you like to see the Falcons play? Cast your vote in the SportsNation poll to the right and share your reasoning in the comments section below.