The Falcons should change their name to the "Kingmakers." Every team that has played Atlanta in the playoffs during the Matt Ryan era has not only won, but eventually went on to reach the Superbowl.
In 2008, they lost to the Arizona Cardinals, who went on to reach Superbowl XLIII and nearly won it.
In 2010, they lost to the Green Bay Packers, who went on to reach Superbowl XLV and became NFL champions.
In 2011, they lost to the New York Giants, who went on to reach Superbowl XLVI and became NFL champions.