November 5, 2017 Charlotte: Panthers defensive end Wes Horton levels Falcons quarterback Matt Ryan during a quarterback keeper on a broken play in the second half of a NFL football game on Sunday, November 5, 2017, in Charlotte. The Panthers beat the Falcons 20-17. Curtis Compton/ccompton@ajc.com
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What chance do the Falcons have to make playoffs, win NFC South?

In the third season under coach Dan Quinn, the Atlanta Falcons need to win seven of their next eight games to be able to clinch a playoff berth, according to a report by MakeNFLplayoffs.com.

As of Week 10 of the regular season, the Falcons (4-4, 3-1) have a 27.4 percent chance of making the playoffs.

The reigning NFC South champions have lost four out of their last five games with the most recent game ending in a 20-17 loss to division rival, the Carolina Panthers. 

The Falcons currently have a 10.5 percent chance of winning the NFC South for the second-consecutive year, according to makeNFLplayoffs.com.

Here are the Falcons’ playoff chances for every possible outcome of the regular season’s last eight games:

  • If the Falcons go 8-0, they have a 100 percent chance of making the playoffs. 1.00000 
  • If the Falcons go 7-1, they have a 99.9 percent chance of making the playoffs. 
  • If the Falcons go 6-2, they have a 97 percent chance of making the playoffs. 
  • If the Falcons go 5-3, they have a 56.9 percent chance of making the playoffs. 
  • If the Falcons go 4-4, they have a 32.4 percent chance of making the playoffs. 
  • If the Falcons go 3-5, they have a 0.005 percent chance of making the playoffs. 
  • If the Falcons go 2-6, they have no chance of making the playoffs. 
  • If the Falcons go 1-7, they have no chance of making the playoffs. 
  • If the Falcons go 0-8, they have no chance of making the playoffs. 

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