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 upset 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.

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

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

  2. 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.

  3. 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.

  4. doesn’t really matter as whichever of these teams makes it out of the nfc will be beaten down as TB12 collects #5 😥 😥 😥 😥 😥 😥 😥 😥 😥 😥

  5. 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.

  6. 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).

  7. bhuettl says:
    Jan 11, 2017 12:06 PM
    Have you forgotten the last time the Falcons and the Packers played at the Georgia Dome?
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    No, but apparently you have. The Packers lost 33-32.

  8. 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.

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

  10. 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?
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    No, but apparently you have. The Packers lost 33-32

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

  11. 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.

  12. 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.

  13. bhuettl says:
    Jan 11, 2017 12:06 PM
    Have you forgotten the last time the Falcons and the Packers played at the Georgia Dome?
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    No, but apparently you have. The Packers lost 33-32.
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    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…..

  14. 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?

  15. 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.

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