The Atlanta Falcons are headed into their second straight postseason. They have been in the playoffs three out of the four years that Mike Smith has been the coach but have yet to win a game in postseason play.
The Falcons have all of the necessary tools to win in the playoffs. Atlanta has a talented offense filled with weapons, a defense more than capable of stopping opposing offenses, and a special teams that plays well week in and week out.
However, they have not been able to put it all together on a consistent basis in 2011. That needs to change in this new season. At this point, every team has a 0-0 record. The playing field is level, and any team has the chance to win.
The Falcons will travel to New York to play the Giants on Sunday. Atlanta can definitely beat the Giants, but they will need to play very well to do so.
Let's look at three things that the Falcons must do to win their first playoff game under head coach Mike Smith.