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This is one the most joyous days in the history of the Falcons and the AJC makes the story about last years team. I hate them so much. And who is Chris Vivlamore? If this is who they replaced Steve Wyche with, they are in T.R.O.U.B.L.E.

Falcons earn playoff spot


The Atlanta Journal-Constitution

Sunday, December 21, 2008

The worst season in Falcons history is now a distant memory. After everything that went so wrong last year, it all went so right this season – especially Sunday. The Falcons clinched a playoff berth with a 24-17 victory against the Minnesota Vikings.

Yes, from the Michael Vick dogfighting scandal that led to the quarterback’s 23-month jail sentence to head coach Bobby Petrino quitting with three games left in the season, the Falcons have risen from the ashes and earned their first trip to the playoffs since the 2004 season.

Now there are new Falcons making new memories. They have rookie sensation Matt Ryan at quarterback; top free-agent signee in the NFL Michael Turner at running back; no-nonsense head coach Mike Smith.

Is it not fitting that the Falcons, winners of just four games last season, clinched a spot in the postseason thanks to costly turnovers and penalties by the Vikings? Even Matt Ryan’s fumble turned into a touchdown. The breaks finally went the Falcons’ way.

The Falcons last trip to the playoffs lead all the way to the NFC Championship, where they lost in Philadelphia, one game away from the Super Bowl. The Falcons finish the regular season next Sunday at the Georgia Dome against St. Louis and then open the playoffs, likely on Jan. 3 or 4.

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They are no different than the national media. The have a smile on their face, and knife in the falcons back.

They are filthy. They should be doing their part to put an end to all that crap.

No kidding. It's like they are mad that this team hasn't given them any drama to write about this year so they are just going to keep bringing up last year to throw it in our faces. I just can't respect a home town newspaper that hires a bunch of non-fans from the north-east to write for them.

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