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TOP 5 Best Weekends in Falcons History?


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Where does this past weekend rank?

We go into the weekend on the outside looking in. Everything went right:  Saturday, Cowboys lose.  Sunday, Tampa Bay loses, Falcons win and clinch, and the Panthers lose opening the door to the division title. I even got joy from the Eagles losing since they put us out of the playoffs on our last two runs.

Nothing tops January 17, 1999 of course, that has to be number 1. The Falcons have won 5 other playoff games:

• Jan. 15, 2004 - NFC Divisional - Atlanta 47, St. Louis 17

• Jan. 4, 2003 - NFC Wild Card - Atlanta 27, Green Bay 7

• Jan. 9, 1999 - NFC Divisional - Altanta 20, San Francisco 18

• Dec. 28, 1991 - NFC Wild Card - Atlanta 27, New Orleans 20

• Dec. 24, 1978 - NFC Wild Card - Atlanta 14, Philadelphia 13

Also, I guess you would have to think about the regular season weeks that got us into the playoffs in 1978, 1983, 1991, 1998, 2002, and 2003. (What year was Bartkowski's Hail Mary miracle?)

But right now, given what we've been through and the expectations, this weekend feels like a Top 5. What say you?


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