The 2012 Atlanta Falcons are currently leading the NFC with a conference best 10-1 record. They have a high powered offense led by Matt Ryan and Roddy White and a defense that adopts a bend-but-don’t-break philosophy at times. They are well on their way to securing a first round bye and clinching the No. 1 seed in the NFC Playoffs.
Sound familiar? It should, as this was the same road that the 2010 falcons went down, only to get blown out of their own building in the divisional round of the playoffs as the No. 1 seed.
I hate to alarm anyone in Atlanta, but I have a sneaky suspicion that the same fate may await them in this season’s playoffs.