Current Record: 10-2 first in NFC South
Remaining Schedule: Dec. 12 @ Carolina, Dec. 19 @ Seattle, Dec. 26 New Orleans, Jan. 2 Carolina
How They Make It To Dallas: First off, it has to be mentioned, how lucky are the Falcons that they get Carolina twice in their last four weeks this season? If the Falcons don't win at least 13 games, it is a failure.
That being said, the Falcons appear to be poised for a playoff run. The thing that would hold them back is their passing defense. The Falcons can throw the ball on anyone, they have a fantastic rushing offense, a top-10 rush defense, but their passing defense is questionable.
If Atlanta can control the clock against opposing teams and can somehow slow down opposing passing offenses, the Falcons will represent the NFC in Dallas.