Analytics: Falcons doubled their chances of winning the NFC South

12/07/2017 — Atlanta, GA, – Atlanta Falcons middle linebacker Deion Jones (45) celebrates after incepting the ball during the fourth quarter of the game against the New Orleans Saints at Mercedes-Benz Stadium, Thursday, December 7, 2017. The Falcons beat the Saints, 20-7. ALYSSA POINTER/ALYSSA.POINTER@AJC.COM

FLOWERY BRANCH  — With the 20-17 win over the Saints, the Falcons doubled their chances of winning the NFC South title.

Before the game, the Falcons an 11 percent chance of taking the title, according to the website makeNFLplayoffs.com. With the win, that increased to 23.3 percent.

The Falcons percentage of making the playoffs improved from 44.9 percent to 62.2 percent with the victory.

The playoff race is still wide open in the NFC. No teams have clinched and only three have been eliminated.

 

 

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jjjlow
jjjlow

If falcons do use bunch and bubble screens they will win at new Orleans. They is best way to stop double teams on Julio. He to pass to backs of of back field because it hard to cover Colman an Freeman one with LB. Falcons need to pass more to Hardy and garbril. The new offense coridnator for Falcons is new and he got to learn better on how use all his talent that falcons have. If Peyton of new Orleans had Falcons offense he would win super bowl. * No doubt.

DarlaLewis
DarlaLewis

Their not going far if bad play calling and bad clock management from the coach continues. Plus Matt Ryan at times can't get out of his own way. Throw the ball to Toillolo instead of Hooper I can't trust him. Although his blocking has improved he's a hit or miss kind of guy.

Jack0000
Jack0000

@DarlaLewis  Hooper will be a pro-bowler one day and Toillolo will be out of the League.

BTC
BTC

Woo hoo!!