*Editor's note: The NFC playoff picture reflects the results of Week 17's games.
ATLANTA -- The Falcons are back in the playoffs for the second straight season following their 22-10 victory against the Panthers.
On a day when Atlanta needed a win to guarantee a spot in the postseason, it did just that behind a dominant defensive effort and a perfect day from kicker Matt Bryant. The Falcons will head out to Los Angeles in the wild-card round for a matchup with the Rams, due to a last-second upset victory by the Buccaneers over the Saints.
For an early look at how the Falcons and the Rams stack up against one another, click here.
The current playoff picture in the NFC following Week 17:
|Seed||Team||Comment||Record vs. NFC||Next|
Seattle Seahawks (9-7)
Detroit Lions (9-7)
Dallas Cowboys (9-7)
Arizona Cardinals (8-8)
Green Bay Packers (7-9)
Washington Redskins (7-9)
Chicago Bears (5-11)
San Francisco 49ers (6-10)
Tampa Bay Buccaneers (5-11)
New York Giants (3-13)
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