Falcons have 75 percent shot at playoffs

Earlier, we showed you that, after an 0-3 start, the New Orleans Saints’ chances of making the playoffs are less than one percent, based on history.

Now, let’s take a glance at the flip side.

The Atlanta Falcons are off to a 3-0 start and seem to be running away with the NFC South. The Falcons, Cardinals and Texans are the only three teams to start 3-0 this season.

Obviously, there are no guarantees. But history says the Falcons are well on their way to the playoffs.

Since the NFL went to its current postseason format in 1990, 84 of the 111 teams (75.7 percent) that have started 3-0 have gone to the playoffs.