The Falcons are their fifth most likely team to make the playoffs. Dan Quinn needed just three games to earn an impressive 87.1% chance of making the playoffs.
numberFire has some other interesting calculations. They give the Panthers the edge on winning the division, and give Atlanta a 3.7% chance of making the Super Bowl. After two losing seasons, I will gladly take 3.7% of making the Super Bowl.
Their power rankings have the Falcons as the 11th best team in the NFL, with Atlanta jumping up seven spots from last week.
The Falcons have a nice chance to continue improving during the next two weeks. The team plays at home against two struggling teams: the Houston Texans and Washington Redskins. If Dan Quinn can keep the wins coming, the team's playoff chances should continue to improve.