NFC South: Top 10 teams in division history

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8) Atlanta Falcons 2010

Dec 8, 2014; Green Bay, WI, USA; Atlanta Falcons quarterback Matt Ryan (2) greets Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers (12) following the game at Lambeau Field. Green Bay won 43-37. Mandatory Credit: Jeff Hanisch-USA TODAY Sports

The Atlanta Falcons at this time were a solid team under Mike Smith and Matt Ryan, but hadn’t had a breakout season, yet. That changed in 2010. The Falcons won their first NFC South division title since 2004 and had the number one seed in the NFC with a 13-3 record. Unfortunately, the Falcons lost to the eventual Super Bowl champion Green Bay Packers in the divisional round, 48-21.

The Falcons sent nine players to the pro bowl. The list included Matt Ryan, Michael Turner, Tony Gonzalez, John Abraham and Brent Grimes. Even though the season ended on a sour note, it will still go down as one of the best seasons in Atlanta Falcons history and set the tale for the next few seasons.