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Falcons’ playoff hopes go up in smoke in final week of season

The Atlanta Falcons’ season is officially over as they have been eliminated from playoff contention. Even if the Falcons can find a way to overcome their 41-17 deficit against the Saints, they aren’t going anywhere due to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers defeating the Carolina Panthers in Week 18.

With the NFC South out of reach, Falcons fans are waiting to learn head coach Arthur Smith’s fate. We don’t know what team owner Arthur Blank is planning to do, but fans have made their feelings clear regarding the third-year head coach.

Smith will finish his third consecutive season with a 7-10 record. He has a 21-30 overall record since taking over as head coach in 2021.

Story originally appeared on Falcons Wire