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After beating the Redskins in the Wild Card round of the NFC Playoffs, the Seahawks travel again to Atlanta. Waiting on them is the no.1 seeded Atlanta Falcons led by Matt Ryan and a bevy of receivers itching to prove to people that they can an will win in the Playoffs.The Seahawks are coming off a good win against the Washington Redskins. Even though Robert Griffin III was injured early in the game, Russel Wilson and the Seahawks still had to fight back from a 14 point deficit to move on to the next round. The Seahawks dominated the ground game by rushing for over 200 yards against the 'Skins. If the Seahawks want to win in Atlanta they will need Marshawn Lynch to control the ground and eat up the clock.The Falcons are coming off their first-round bye and are hoping to put all the pre-conceived notions of playoff failure behind them. In order for the Falcons to obtain a victory Sunday afternoon, they are going to have do several things on offense and defense.The first is p...
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Matt Ryan has to shoulder all of the pressure for the Falcons' franchise this weekend.
The Wildcard round brought us some pretty bad games. The marque quarterbacks were on a bye so this week should be a lot better.
Here are the quarterbacks and how they stack-up
1) Manning - Peyton Manning is the MVP of the League this year so he has to be the best QB on the board. He...
The Falcons and Matt Ryan have the worst match-up against Seattle if they want to get their first playoff win.
The Wildcard games disappointed for one reason, quarterback play. That will not be a problem this weekend. The marquee quarterbacks are off their bye weeks and are ready to lead their teams onto the field.
Here is a look at the games and my selection of the winners...
Will Matt Ryan get his first ever postseason victory, or will Russell Wilson continue to steamroll the opposition on his way to his second-plus victory?
Arguably the most intriguing game of the entire weekend (save SF-GB), this is finally the game we have all been waiting for though.
Marshawn Lynch (foot) has been running like a man possessed all season long and he has tasted the...
Atlanta Falcons quarterback Matt Ryan has played in three postseason games since being drafted in 2008, he's 0-3, but says he's not feeling the pressure to win.
“I don’t worry about it. I don’t think about it,” Ryan said Wednesday before practice. “My focus is for this locker room and for the guys and the coaching staff that we're all together. We want to...
We already covered Saturday’s games, and here is everything you need to know about Sunday’s games.
Seattle Seahawks at Atlanta Falcons
All year long, I have never been overly impressed with the Falcons. Early season wins against the Broncos and Redskins were the only games they played against teams that made the playoffs. That was before either team found their identity and...
Atlanta Falcons cornerback Asante Samuel is calling himself "Swag 100" for the postseason because he says he's a playmaker. "I'm swag 100% of the time," Samuel told USA TODAY Sports. "In order to have swag, you have to be balling -- doing your thing and making game-changing plays, like I've been doing." "It's all about being a...
Atlanta Falcons tight end Tony Gonzalez says this is his last chance to win a Super Bowl.
"For me, obviously, this could be it," Gonzalez said. "There is no tomorrow. There is no saying, 'We'll get 'em next year.' It's about going out there and trying to finish on the right note."
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They share the honors for the best record in the NFL this season at 13-3 with Denver. But, going into Sunday's divisional playoff against Seattle, most of the regular NFL experts say Atlanta fattened up on the easiest schedule in the league.The talking heads are also quick to point out that the Falcons were not only beaten but embarrassed in their playoff appearances the past...
After the Atlanta Falcons were embarrassed 24-2 in New York to the Giants in the Wild Card round of the 2011 playoffs; their main focus in 2012 was to secure home-field advantage.With the best record at 13-3 in the NFC, the Falcons did exactly that. The Falcons start their quest for a Super Bowl against the battle tested Seattle Seahawks.While Falcons quarterback Matt Ryan has an...
Seattle Seahawks (12-5) at Atlanta Falcons (13-3)
Game Day: Sunday 1:30 p.m. ET, FOX
Line: Falcons -2 ½
Series Record: Seattle leads 8-5
Perhaps the least appreciated NFL playoff game in years, this matchup actually boasts more appeal than meets the eye. Atlantas veteran group, in a widely discussed postseason slump, faces a primarily young group in Seattle led by an aging, but...
The National Football Conference's representative to the Super Bowl is determined tonight in the NFC Championship Game. This has been a highly competitive year in the NFC, but in the end, three teams emerged out of the regular season as favorites to be the NFC representative. Tops among those are the Atlanta Falcons, a team with an explosive offense led by quarterback Matt Ryan...
I've been hearing a lot about how the Falcons shouldn't be a problem for the Seahawks, but this game is far from a circled win. I know Atlanta's schedule was relatively soft, but no one puts together a 13-3 record in the modern NFL without doing a lot of things right. And as for them being 0-3 in the playoffs with head coach Mike Smith and quarterback Matt Ryan, that...
What to look for in the battle of the birds
Seattle is red hot. After finishing the regular season on a promising winning streak, the Seattle Seahawks rolled into the nation’s capital and pushed around the Redskins en route to their first road playoff victory since 1983.
Now it’s time to take their show on the road once again and head to HotLanta for a date with the dirty birds...
Time to pass on the Falcons Juan…
NFL Lines Divisional Playoffs – NFL Football Line
Divisional Playoff Games
NFL Game Lines 1/12 – 1/13, 2013
Date & Time
1/12 4:30 ET
1/12 8:00 ET
At San Francisco
1/13 1:00 ET
1/13 4:30 ET
At New England
The first NFL divisional round playoff game this afternoon features one of the hottest teams in the NFL visiting the team that finished the season with the best record in the NFC, the Seattle Seahawks at Atlanta Falcons. This game features and intriguing matchup of perhaps the best wide receiver pairing going up against the best cornerback duo in the league. Weather obviously will...