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Falcons have 1.4 percent chance of making playoffs


FLOWERY BRANCH -- The Falcons (7-7) have a .01399 -- or just round up to 1.4 percent -- chance of making the playoffs, according to website MakeNFLPlayoff.com.

Here's how they stack up the rest of the NFC playoff picture:

In the NFC after week 15, the Panthers have clinched their division and a first round bye and have a 93.8% chance of earning the top seed.

Arizona has clinched their division and have a 87.6% chance of earning a first round bye (the lowest they can fall is the third seed).

The Packers clinched a playoff berth, have a 62.6% chance of winning the division and have a 12.4% chance of earning a first round bye.

The Seahawks have clinched a wild card berth. The NFC East champ will earn the fourth seed. The Vikings (98.6%) Redskins (62.5%) and Eagles (31.1%) still controlling their own destiny.

                               -1st-Round-BYE -Host-Wildcard- -Road-Wildcard-  Make     Record to

      Team Name         W  L    Champ    2nd     3rd     4th     5th     6th   Playoffs  Clinch

--------------------   -- --   ------- ------- ------- ------- ------- -------  ------- ---------

Carolina Panthers   14  0   0.93802 0.06198 0.00000 0.00000 0.00000 0.00000  1.00000   0-2

Arizona Cardinals   12  2   0.06198 0.81378 0.12424 0.00000 0.00000 0.00000  1.00000   0-2

Green Bay Packers   10  4   0.00000 0.12424 0.50209 0.00000 0.31103 0.06264  1.00000   0-2

Seattle Seahawks    9  5   0.00000 0.00000 0.00000 0.00000 0.58390 0.41610  1.00000   0-2

Minnesota Vikings    9  5   0.00000 0.00000 0.37367 0.00000 0.09694 0.51540  0.98601   1-1

Washington Redskins    7  7   0.00000 0.00000 0.00000 0.62580 0.00000 0.00000  0.62580   2-0

Philadelphia Eagles    6  8   0.00000 0.00000 0.00000 0.31142 0.00000 0.00000  0.31142   2-0

New York Giants    6  8   0.00000 0.00000 0.00000 0.06278 0.00000 0.00000  0.06278

   Atlanta Falcons    7  7   0.00000 0.00000 0.00000 0.00000 0.01399 0.00000  0.01399

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D. Orlando Ledbetter is the Atlanta Falcons beat writer for The Atlanta Journal-Constitution.