Falcons still control their fate in 'crazy' NFC South
FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. (AP) - It's possible 5-8 never looked so good.
The Atlanta Falcons can't finish the regular season with a winning record. Yet they've played just well enough to control their fate in the much-ridiculed NFC South.
Atlanta, which plays the Pittsburgh Steelers on Sunday, is coming off a Monday night loss at Green Bay. Despite the loss, the Falcons still lead the division with a tiebreaker edge over the New Orleans Saints.
Wide receiver Roddy White calls the playoff race "crazy." Offensive tackle Justin Blalock says it's "not the way you would write it up."
A loss to the Steelers wouldn't end Atlanta's playoff hopes, but don't bother telling White. He says the Falcons better win now, especially with a game at New Orleans looming next week.