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Big doings in NFL finales center on NFC South

There's no question the NFC has been the dominant conference this season, with the South being the top division.

The NFC won 41 of the 64 head-to-head matchups against the AFC; that .641 winning percentage is the best for the NFC since going 27-12-1 in 1970, the year of the merger.

New Orleans (11-4) and Carolina (11-4) already are in the playoffs and the division championship will be decided Sunday. Atlanta, which lost the Super Bowl with a colossal collapse in February, also could qualify.

All three are capable of going deep into January, or maybe even to the big game.

"Our situation is if we win, we're in and if we don't, you go home," said Falcons...