Even if it means nothing in any championship picture, the Atlanta Falcons saved their season on Sunday. The Falcons waved bye-bye to the playoffs officially Saturday night, when Dallas upset New Orleans 24-17. The Cowboys' win cemented the fact that Atlanta won't sniff the postseason. So it wouldn't have been a surprise to see the Falcons come out flat against the New York Jets the next day, especially with Rex Ryan's team still with a division title or a wild-card berth to play for. And sure, the Jets were the better team on this day, gifting the Falcons chance after chance while leaving points on the Meadowlands turf. But the Falcons defense played above their heads (which isn't saying much), and Matt Ryan added another early notch to the Matty Ice Legend to lead the Falcons on the game- ...
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