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For the first time in franchise history the Atlanta Falcons made the playoffs in three straight seasons (2010, 2011, 2012). Going into the 2012 season, there were six franchises that had never made the playoffs in three straight seasons (more on that in a minute).
This past season’s 12 playoff teams consisted of eight teams that played in the playoffs in 2011 and four that did not.
Here’s a look at this year’s 12 playoff teams, their recent playoff appearance history and the last time they made the NFL playoffs in three straight years.