It’s getting to be about that time of the year.
The Atlanta Falcons' 23-13 victory over the New Orleans Saints on Thursday evening at the Georgia Dome was the first of eight divisional matchups this week.
Last night’s NFC South encounter was also the first of six rematches this weekend, which concludes with an NFC East prime time round-robin of sorts as the Dallas Cowboys look to complete a sweep of the Philadelphia Eagles on Sunday night, and the defending Super Bowl champion New York Giants look to make it two wins this season over Robert Griffin III.
But by the time we get to that pair of tilts, we could know an awful lot about who has already reached the playoffs in 2012.
It could be an intriguing week indeed. And who says 13 is an unlucky number?