Ostensibly, the top 12 positons in our Preseason Power Rankings represent the playoff teams.
And no team needs a playoff win more than the Falcons.
Despite their regular season success, they’ve yet to push through with a playoff win under the current regime, a sore spot for Falcons fans who haven’t seen a postseason victory since Jan. 15, 2005, when the franchise looked much different.
Building a stable base is the goal of any front office, and general manager Thomas Dimitroff has done that, as the Falcons have front-line talent to match with anyone in the league.
But everything hinges on getting that elusive playoff win.
Take a look at our full preview here, and tell us if you think we’ve overrated or undervalued them going into this season.