The Atlanta Falcons are very much in the 2011 playoff race.
They are currently 7-5, and if the season ended today they would be in as the NFC's sixth seed. There are four games left in the regular season and the Falcons must finish strong to earn a second consecutive playoff berth.
This team is dangerous, and if they make it to the playoffs they have the talent to make a run.
The Falcons' play has been good in 2011, but there are areas they can improve on. They have just one team with a winning record on their remaining schedule and they can use this time to improve their team to get ready for the playoffs.
In order to win these games and guarantee a spot in the postseason, the Falcons need to focus on three things.
Let's take a look.