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The Falcons are tied for 12th in post-season wins since 2000

You’ll be surprised at some of the teams both ahead of and behind them.

Wild Card Round - Atlanta Falcons v Los Angeles Rams Photo by Sean M. Haffey/Getty Images

The Atlanta Falcons have been a Greek tragedy more or less their entire existence, but there have been some legitimate bright spots along the way, most of them coming in the 2000s. But would you have guessed that they placed in the top half of the league for playoff wins since the turn of the century?

They have, by the way. They’re tied for 12th with six wins with the 49ers and Jets (?), which puts them right behind the Broncos, Panthers, and Saints. Only eight teams have managed double digit wins over that span, and only the Patriots have managed more than 15. That’s a long-winded way of saying the Falcons have some ground to make up, but are still ahead of over half the league.

These rankings would appear to be in flux, what with the Vikings, Falcons, Rams, and 49ers all poised to make some postseason noise in the near future, and it would certainly be nice to see some of these familiar AFC contenders edged down the list by a resurgent NFC. At the end of the day, though, what matters is that the Falcons have three of those playoff wins in the last two seasons, and I fully believe they can add to that total in the season to come.