You perhaps wouldn't think the Falcons would have anything to thank the Philadelphia Eagles for, but with an Eagles win over the Giants on Sunday, the Falcons have clinched a playoff spot.
Coming into the game, the Falcons could clinch with a win or a tie, a Giants loss or a tie, a Chicago loss or a tie or a Green Bay loss or a tie. Before the Falcons could punch their own ticket to destiny by beating the Seahawks on Sunday evening, the Giants lost to the Eagles in dramatic fashion just after the Falcons and Seahawks had kicked off.
"We weren't worrying about the Giants," John Abraham said after Sunday's game. "What (head coach Mike Smith) has told us every game is, let us handle our own future, and we've been doing that. As long as you win, all good things come."
Regardless of what happened in Baltimore with the Ravens beating the Saints, the Falcons still need one more win in their final two games to clinch the NFC South and the No. 1 overall seed in the NFC.
Playoff tickets start at $65.
Fans who want to guarantee playoff tickets can do so by purchasing 2011 season tickets.
Any potential playoff game times and opponents will be released when they become official.