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Yes, it's a crazy idea.
After all, the top seed gives you a first-round bye and home-field advantage throughout the playoffs.
But history says those are pretty overrated perks.
Since 2005, only one top-seeded team has won the Super Bowl—the New Orleans Saints in 2009. The six other championship games were won by three sixth-seeded, one fifth-seeded, one third-seeded and one second-seeded team.
Regular-season dominance is great, but it doesn't look as though that consistently adds up to postseason success.
And while it's true home-field advantage has always played a big role in the Falcons' success, it would appear that role has diminished this season: Two of their three home victories have been decided by three points or less, and one by six, while two of their away victories have been decided by 21 points or more and one by seven.
If the Falcons stay perfect, the road to the Super Bowl would go through the Georgia Dome. But from the looks of things, they might be better off if it didn't.