Falcons NFC Divisional Playoffs Scenarios & Opponents 2017

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Atlanta Falcons wide receiver Julio Jones. (Getty)

With a victory over the New Orleans Saints in Week 17, the Atlanta Falcons clinched the NFC’s No. 2 seed for the 2017 NFL Playoffs.

It’s the first time the Falcons have been in the postseason since the 2012-13 season, when they came within a game of making the Super Bowl.

The Falcons will host the Divisional Round on Saturday, January 14, 2017, at 4:30 p.m. Eastern in the Georgia Dome. The game will be televised by FOX.

What we don’t know just yet is what team Atlanta will play. But it will be one of these three — the Seattle Seahawks, Green Bay Packers or New York Giants.

Keep reading to see the Falcons scenarios and complete playoffs calendar:

Falcons Playoffs Scenarios

— If Seattle beats Detroit on Saturday night, the Falcons will host the Seahawks

— If Detroit beats Seattle, the Falcons will host the winner of Sunday’s Packers-Giants game

2017 NFL Playoffs Schedule

Saturday-Sunday — Wild-card playoff games

January 14-15 — Divisional playoff games

January 22 — Conference championships. NFC (FOX, 3 p.m. ET) and AFC (CBS, 6:30 p.m. ET)

February 5 — Super Bowl, Houston (6 p.m. ET)

The Falcons haven’t hosted a home playoff game since January 20, 2013, when they lost to the San Francisco 49ers 28-24 in the NFC Conference Championship.

Atlanta played the Seahawks and Packers during the regular season. The Falcons lost 26-24 in Seattle in Week 6 and defeated Green Bay 33-32 at home in Week 8. The Falcons haven’t played the Giants since September 2015 in at MetLife Stadium, a 24-20 Atlanta victory.

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