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Rusty Costanza, Associated Press
New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees (9) throws a touchdown pass as Atlanta Falcons middle linebacker Curtis Lofton (50) and cornerback Brent Grimes (20) close in during the third quarter of an NFL football game in New Orleans, Monday, Dec. 26, 2011.

FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. — Coach Mike Smith has led the Atlanta Falcons to the playoffs in three of his four seasons.

Right now, he couldn't care less.

Smith spent Tuesday trying to find answers for major breakdowns following the Falcons' blowout loss the night before in New Orleans.

A 45-16 defeat left him determined to fix these problems before the postseason begins in two weeks.

The Falcons (9-6) host Tampa Bay (4-11) in the regular-season finale on Sunday and will learn later that day where they will travel to open the playoffs.