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Thursday Discussion: Most Epic Win

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HIS HOUSE. (Photo by Scott Cunningham/Getty Images)
HIS HOUSE. (Photo by Scott Cunningham/Getty Images)
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Last week we all dug deep down for the most heartbreaking loss we as fans ever witnessed. Many of you pointed to the recent drubbing we took at the hands of the Packers in last season's playoffs. Many of you old timers started talking about 1980's iconic team and their utterly inexplicable meltdown against the Cowboys. All in all, tears were shed, hearts were heavy, and we all had a renewed perspective to view the shocking, disappointing loss to the Chicago Bears with.

Now, I ask a similar question, seeing as we just won a toughly contested, highly entertaining game against an opponent we hadn't beaten in half a decade: what was the best, most epic, most awesome Falcons win you've ever seen?

For me? Of course, I'm going to mention the NFC Championship against Minnesota. That's a given for any Falcons fan that's been on the bandwagon since the 90's. So instead of going for the obvious, I'm going for the somewhat-kinda-obvious-if-you-were-alive-in-2008.

The ending to the 2008 game against Chicago literally almost killed me. When Elam nailed that kick with six seconds left to put us in the lead, I was on my way home from visiting my soon-to-be-wife. I took both hands off the wheel, screamed as loud as I could, and almost swerved into a semi. After the semi rightfully blasted his horn at me, I pulled off the side of the road half-elated at victory, half-terrified at the notion that I had just been a hair's breadth away from pushing up daisies. For the near death experience, that game wins over the much more important 98 NFC Championship win.