Despite losing three of their last four games of the regular season to end with a 9-6-1 record, the Atlanta Falcons still managed to get into the playoffs thanks to some outside help. Facing seemingly insurmountable odds, the Atlanta Falcons became the first team ever to defeat the Green Bay Packers in a playoff game at Lambeau Field with a 27-7 victory. Entering the game, the Packers had never lost a home playoff game in 13 tries. A solid performance by Vick, who accounted for 181 combined yards, a stingy outing by the Atlanta Falcons defense, which forced five turnovers, and an opportunistic special teams unit, which blocked a punt for a touchdown and forced a fumble to set up another, would be all the Atlanta Falcons would need. It marks the Atlanta Falcons first playoff appearance and victory since the Super Bowl season of 1998.
Before a large gathering of media and the entire Atlanta Falcons organization, the Atlanta Falcons unveiled their new logo. The logo was designed in conjunction with NFL Properties after a lengthy research process, which included conducting focus groups and polls with many fans. In addition, Atlanta Falcons players, coaches and staff had the opportunity to gives their thoughts.
In front of a crowd of several hundred fans at the Mall of Georgia in Buford, Ga., the Atlanta Falcons unveiled their new uniforms, a change for the first time since 1990. Atlanta Falcons fans voiced their approval as LB Keith Brooking, TE Alge Crumpler, RB Warrick Dunn, DE Patrick Kerney, WR Peerless Price and QB Michael Vick modeled the new threads. The home uniforms consisted of black jerseys and white pants, while the road attire featured white jerseys and white pants. The Atlanta Falcons also introduced alternate versions of the uniforms, which included wearing black jerseys with black pants at home and white jerseys with black pants on the road.