5 thing to know about the Falcons on Monday

Former Falcons quarterback Michael Vick waves to fans as he returns to the Georgia Dome for ceremony paying tribute to the retiring stadium before the team plays the final regular season game against the New Orelands Saints on Sunday, Jan. 1, 2017, in Atlanta. (Curtis Compton/ccompton@ajc.com)

Former Falcons quarterback Michael Vick waves to fans as he returns to the Georgia Dome for ceremony paying tribute to the retiring stadium before the team plays the final regular season game against the New Orelands Saints on Sunday, Jan. 1, 2017, in Atlanta. (Curtis Compton/ccompton@ajc.com)

FLOWERY BRANCH — The Atlanta Falcons (11-5) are set to host the the highest remaining seed from the Jan. 7 and 8 playoff games at 4:25 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 14 in the divisional round of the playoffs at the Georgia Dome.

Here are five things to know about the Falcons, the 2016 NFC South Champions, on Monday:

1. Playoff game-times are set. The Falcons are either going to play Seattle, Green Bay or the New York Giants. If Detroit, the sixth seed, defeats Seattle, they’d play No. 1 seeded Dallas.

2. Blank explained why he invited Vick. Falcons owner Arthur Blank discussed why the team invited former quarterback Michael Vick to participate in the ceremony during the final regular season game at the Georgia Dome.



3. Ryan for MVP. Count columnist Mark Bradley on the Ryan express. The Falcons have never had a player win the Associated Press most valuable player award.

4. Beasley to get MRI. Falcons defensive end/linebacker Vic Beasley is scheduled to get an MRI on his left shoulder today. He believes it is a labrum injury. He played most of last season with a torn right labrum. Beasley led the league in sacks with 15.5.

5. Quinn to speak. Falcons coach Dan Quinn is set to speak to the media today at 2:30 p.m.



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GAME THREE: Falcons 45, Saints 32

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Matthews, Schraeder held Mack sack-less

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