The Atlanta Falcons head to Charlotte on Sunday for an NFC South matchup against the Carolina Panthers.
In Week 13 the Falcons secured the division title with a 23-13 win over the New Orleans Saints. It's the earliest Atlanta has ever clinched a title. And with a record of 11-1, 2012-13's edition of the dirty birds are on a flight path toward setting multiple franchise records.
And those numbers are impressive.
Quarterback Matt Ryan has thrown for 3,590 yards. Wide receiver Roddy White has eclipsed 1,000 yards receiving. Julio Jones is knocking on his door with 931 yards.
Despite its record and impressive individual numbers, there continue to be question marks surrounding the franchise—most notably, about whether they can get past the first round of the playoffs.
It's a question that has haunted this group since an embarrassing first-round loss to the New York Giants last season. The sting of not finishing what they started has lingered to this point in 2012-13.
Will it carry over or be overlooked against the Panthers?