I just optimistically ordered my Falcons playoff tickets. If the Falcons beat the Rams, and the Saints beat the Panthers, the Falcons clinch the NFC South, the #2 seed, and a first round bye.
According to the Falcons web site, the Falcons would play on these dates:
NFC Divisional Game – Saturday, January 10, 2009, at 8:00 PM or Sunday. January 11, 2009 at 1:00 PM or 4:15 PM
NFC Championship Game – Sunday, January 18, 2009
Last week everything fell into place for the Falcons. One can hope that this weekend we get a Christmas surprise.