If Atlanta wins out, becomes 11-5, everything seems pretty gloomy for us even if we win out too right?
Atlanta plays Tampa Bay next week (those of you thinking it was bad that carolina won, it was actually a good thing, except for our draft pick :[ )
If Atlanta were to win out, it would beat Tampa, causing the bucs to fall to 9-5, and assuming the general trend of us winning out (pretty much essential for us making the playoffs) we would be only a half game behind them at 8-5-1 at the time. Tampa then has San Diego and Oakland to play and could definetly lose to a very pissed off Chargers team.
Basically what I'm trying to say is that next weeks TB/ATL game is very helpful to us:
Tampa wins, and were in control of our destiny
Atlanta wins and both Atlanta and Tampa have 4 combined games to play, when we only need one of them to lose once
Things are looking good :D