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Atlanta Falcons try to edge closer to playoffs against reeling 49ers
In this Dec. 11, 2016, file photo, Atlanta Falcons quarterback Matt Ryan (2) calls out from behind center during the first quarter of a game against the Los Angeles Rams, in Los Angeles.
ATLANTA (AP) — Four years after losing to San Francisco in the NFC championship game at the Georgia Dome, the Atlanta Falcons finally are moving closer to a return to the playoffs. The 49ers are far from the playoffs as they try to end a franchise-record 12-game losing streak in Sunday’s game against the Falcons. The Falcons (8-5) are tied for the NFC South lead and hold the tiebreaker advantage over Tampa Bay.
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