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Which team would the Falcons prefer to play in the NFC title game?

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Despite taking great pains to ensure that our PFT Live question of the day arose not from the presumption but the possibility that the Seahawks will beat the Falcons in the divisional round on Saturday, some Falcons fans have viewed the question of whether the Seahawks would prefer to face the Packers in Seattle or the Cowboys in Dallas as a slap against their favorite team.

So we’ll balance it out. Which team should the Falcons prefer to face in the NFC title game: the Packers at the Georgia Dome, where they upsetΒ the Falcons six years ago in the divisional round, or the Cowboys in Dallas?

And now plenty of Seahawks fans will view this question as a presumption that the Seahawks will lose to the Falcons. Which means that everyone will be mad at me. Which I should be used to by now.

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30 Responses to “Which team would the Falcons prefer to play in the NFC title game?”
  1. tripledipper says: Jan 11, 2017 11:42 AM

    Both would be tough.

  2. dukeearl says: Jan 11, 2017 11:43 AM

    It only matters that the Seahawks don’t look past the Falcons.
    I am confident that they won’t look past Atlanta.

  3. jag1959 says: Jan 11, 2017 11:49 AM

    Getting the home game is always preferable

  4. jmethane says: Jan 11, 2017 11:49 AM

    Seattle has a true one game at a time approach. They are 100% focused on Atlanta as the falcons are likely focused on the seahawks.

    Only fans think about the next game.

  5. rwhite84 says: Jan 11, 2017 11:50 AM

    Neither is much of a cakewalk, but with Jordy out I’d rather face Green Bay at home.

  6. billjones383 says: Jan 11, 2017 11:58 AM

    Atlanta won’t have to worry about either.

  7. minson15 says: Jan 11, 2017 12:04 PM

    Atlanta has one of the worst run defenses in the league, especially the worst one left in the playoffs. So to see a run dominant team in the playoffs don’t go over well for them. Especially if Atlanta gets another home game. The matchup says Green Bay. However, nobody really wants to play the packers right now with or without Jordy. Last week Rodgers started to get into a rhythm once Nelson got hurt. Either that was coincidence or in the beginning of the game he was trying to get the ball to Nelson too much and the Giants were doing a great job of taking that away.

  8. 12coltsfan12 says: Jan 11, 2017 12:05 PM

    doesn’t really matter as whichever of these teams makes it out of the nfc will be beaten down as TB12 collects #5 πŸ˜₯ πŸ˜₯ πŸ˜₯ πŸ˜₯ πŸ˜₯ πŸ˜₯ πŸ˜₯ πŸ˜₯ πŸ˜₯ πŸ˜₯

  9. bhuettl says: Jan 11, 2017 12:06 PM

    If you want to make it the Super Bowl, then you had best wish to go to Dallas instead of facing the Packers…anywhere. Have you forgotten the last time the Falcons and the Packers played at the Georgia Dome? By midway thru the third quarter, all that remained was the large amount of Packers fans chanting, Go Pack Go as the Falcons got throttled.

  10. yooperman says: Jan 11, 2017 12:12 PM

    You better poll which team GB and Dallas wants to play. Not everone is mad at you yet.

  11. whatjusthapped says: Jan 11, 2017 12:12 PM

    Why not go all the way out on a limb and ask, Who the Falcons would prefer to beat in the Superbowl?

  12. weepingjebus says: Jan 11, 2017 12:16 PM

    Those were probably just fake fan emails piped into your inbox.

  13. vikings2102 says: Jan 11, 2017 12:18 PM

    It wouldn’t be the Packers!! Big Vikings fan here (and would love to see the Pack and Falcons lose (lesser of 2 evils with the other 2 teams)). Yes, the Falcons would love to play at home, but if GB gets past Dallas then they’ll make it to the Super Bowl (most likely). Home games aren’t guaranteed a win in any game (see 1998 and insert mad face here).

  14. stellarperformance says: Jan 11, 2017 12:19 PM

    bhuettl says:
    Jan 11, 2017 12:06 PM
    Have you forgotten the last time the Falcons and the Packers played at the Georgia Dome?
    /////////////////////////////////

    No, but apparently you have. The Packers lost 33-32.

  15. firecracker87 says: Jan 11, 2017 12:26 PM

    Pats and Cowgirls in the Superbowl. Book it.

  16. bleck5 says: Jan 11, 2017 12:28 PM

    Doesn’t matter. The NFC winner is losing the superbowl.

  17. truths4all says: Jan 11, 2017 12:29 PM

    Of course the Seahawks will win BECAUSE the NFL will have its officials again CHEAT to ensure that the Falcons lose, just as these game officials cheated the last time in order for the Seahawks to get another FAKE WIN over an opponent.

    Seahawk fans crow about the number of playoff wins Wilson has, but there should be an asterisk next to his numbers to honestly denote that the NFL has CHEATED for him and the Seahawks to win in everyone of those games.

    Disagree? There are loads of video documentations of these non-calls against the Seahawks and erroneous bad calls against their oppenents to give fake wins to the Seahawks.

    PFT is miighty mum and quiet as mice on these egregious violations of fair play. Yes, I understand that its a big business and Paul Allen’s Billion$ are spread far and wide over those other minor NFL millionaire owners.

  18. TheBrownswillstinkagain says: Jan 11, 2017 12:30 PM

    Atlanta wont have to worry about either. They arent beating the Seahawks

  19. truthbetold109 says: Jan 11, 2017 12:34 PM

    Won’t probably matter cause GB and NE are probably going to the Superbowl unless Dallas pulls off a stunner.

  20. purpleguy says: Jan 11, 2017 12:36 PM

    The way Rodgers and his O-line are playing, if the Pack gets anything out of its defense, they remain dangerous.

  21. bhuettl says: Jan 11, 2017 12:49 PM

    stellarperformance says:
    Jan 11, 2017 12:19 PM

    bhuettl says:
    Jan 11, 2017 12:06 PM
    Have you forgotten the last time the Falcons and the Packers played at the Georgia Dome?
    /////////////////////////////////

    No, but apparently you have. The Packers lost 33-32

    My apologies for omitting “in the playoffs” after the “Georgia Dome”. My bad.

  22. fordman84 says: Jan 11, 2017 1:28 PM

    No matter the opponent, they would rather play at home.

  23. abninf says: Jan 11, 2017 2:00 PM

    purpleguy says:

    The way Rodgers and his O-line are playing, if the Pack gets anything out of its defense, they remain dangerous.
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    Well they had the #1 rushing defense when Zeke torched them for 157 yards. Nobody wants to play Dallas.

  24. enoughofthatalready says: Jan 11, 2017 2:06 PM

    I am not a fan of these “who do they prefer” scenarios. They are just meaningless. First, of course a team is going to prefer a home game. Second, outside of location, you are not going to get a team to admit that they prefer one opponent over the other.

  25. johnnybuc says: Jan 11, 2017 2:08 PM

    bhuettl says:
    Jan 11, 2017 12:06 PM
    Have you forgotten the last time the Falcons and the Packers played at the Georgia Dome?
    /////////////////////////////////

    No, but apparently you have. The Packers lost 33-32.
    _________________________________
    He was talking about the playoffs. Anyone that has watched the NFL for the past 9 seasons KNOWS Ryan isn’t the same quarterback once the playoffs start.
    But who knows? Maybe this is the year he finally shakes the fear and deer in the headlights he always has in January……unless he’s playing the 2016 Niners. Look at the teams they won against the last part of the season…..

  26. jnichls says: Jan 11, 2017 2:56 PM

    Of all the possible story lines on Wednesday of division play-off week, the question is who does each not want to play next? Really?

  27. northernpackfan says: Jan 11, 2017 3:37 PM

    I might be in the minority, but I’d have to say that assuming the Falcons beat the Seahawks (which is a HUGE if, IMO), they would want to play the Packers in Atlanta.

    The injuries to GBs CBs and the thin LB corps plays into Atlanta’s strengths, and they might be able to win in a shootout. In comparison, I don’t think the Falcons want to face Elliott who will run all over their D and keep the ball out of Ryan’s hand.

  28. winninaintsinnin says: Jan 11, 2017 11:27 PM

    Atlanta better hope last weekends rushing display vs a statistically better per attempt rush defense in Detroit was an anomaly or Hawks will beat the Falcons.

  29. allight59 says: Jan 12, 2017 3:32 PM

    Atlanta would set a new record for points, yards and touchdowns vs. the pathetic Packer secondary….

  30. brettfavreisapacker4ever says: Jan 12, 2017 4:50 PM

    Be careful what you wish for …………………

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