The Bow Tie Chronicles: Five reasons the Falcons made the playoffs 

Jan 01, 2018
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010118 Atlanta: Atlanta Falcons kicker Matt Bryant kicks a field goal in the 4th quarter Sunday December 31, 2017 against the Carolina Panthers.Bryant kicked 5 field goals to help lead the Falcons to a playoff berth. Photo by Brant Sanderlin/AJC

In the 36th episode of The Bow Tie Chronicles podcast, D. Orlando Ledbetter discusses the five reasons why the Falcons made the playoffs. The Falcons finished the regular season 10-6, posting back to back 10-win seasons.

The Falcons lost to five playoff teams (Patriots, Vikings, Bills, Saints and Panthers) and the Dolphins. If they win that Dolphins game, they would have won the NFC South and would be playing at home at the No. 3 seed.

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