Found October 02, 2011 on Seattle Times:
Matt Ryan did plenty with his arm and his legs. Atlanta's star was still stuck having to watch a 61-yard field-goal attempt fall short in the waning seconds to avoid a huge Falcons meltdown.

Falcons Blow 20-Point Lead, Beat Seattle 30-28

                 The Atlanta Falcons matchup with the Seattle Seahawks proved to be a tale of two halves for the Dirty Birds at CenturyLink Field. Things started out as perfect as possible for Atlanta, as the defense forced Seattle’s abysmal offense into a quick three-and-out and the offense drove down on the Seahawks defense, ending a 12 play, 72-yard drive with...

Falcons 30, Seahawks 28

Matt Ryan threw for 291 yards, rookie Julio Jones caught 11 passes for 127 yards, and the Atlanta Falcons held off a second-half rally from Seattle for a 30-28 win over the Seahawks on Sunday. Ryan was brilliant in the first half. He started out 13-for-15 and had a 1-yard touchdown pass to Tony Gonzalez on Atlanta's first possession. Michael Turner also ran for touchdowns of...

Roddy White was not happy with his drops

  Falcons quarterback Matt Ryan passes in the first half of an NFL football game against the Seattle Seahawks, Sunday, Oct. 2, 2011, in Seattle. AP SEATTLE – Falcons wide receiver Roddy White was in a downcast mood after the Falcons victory over the Seattle Seahawks on Sunday. It wasn’t the gray skies or the rainy weekend spent in the Pacific Northwest, either. For the second...

Falcons start fast, hold off Seahawks for victory

Matt Ryan threw for 291 yards, and rookie Julio Jones caught 11 passes for 127 yards as the Atlanta Falcons held off a second-half rally for a 30-28 victory over the Seattle Seahawks on Sunday.

Week 4: Falcons at Seahawks (Game Thread)

The Seahawks enter this one with a lot in their favor: 1) The Falcons have serious offensive line problems, which should allow the Seahawks' defense to hit Matt Ryan early and often. 2) The Seahawks' offense will have every opportunity to get something going against a middling Atlanta defense. 3) FB Michael Robinson returns from injury this week, so look for the coverage...

Seahawks vs Falcons – Battle of the Birds, Take 2

Our man on the Seahawks beat Brandon Choate weighs in on this week's battle versus the Atlanta Falcons. The Seahawks need to contain Matt Ryan and the Seattle offensive line needs to give Tarvaris Jackson time to make plays.

Atlanta holds on late for 30-28 win over Seattle

Matt Ryan threw for 291 yards, rookie Julio Jones caught 11 passes for 127 yards, and the Atlanta Falcons held off a second-half rally from Seattle for a 30-28 win over the Seahawks on Sunday.

Defensive front shows step back despite win

Rushing Offense: B With Ryan Grant out of the lineup with a bruised kidney, James Starks started at running back and finished with 63 yards on 13 carries. Starks' highlight run came late in the first quarter when he broke loose near the sideline and lowered his head into Broncos cornerback Andre Goodman to gain an extra few yards at the end of the play. Starks was animated after...

TALE OF THE TAPE: Packers vs. Falcons

  Green Bay Packers QB Aaron Rodgers on the ground during the Falcons 20-17 victory at the Georgia Dome in Atlanta on Sunday, Nov. 28, 2010. Curtis Compton FLOWERY BRANCH – Falcons quarterback Matt Ryan is 2-1 in head-to-head matchups with Aaron Rodgers. As a rookie, Ryan led the Falcons to a 27-24 victory on Oct. 5, 2008 at Lambeau Field. Rodgers passed for 313...

Moneyball 2011 – 1st Quarter Statistics

Here are the accumulated stats from the first 4 games of the season. If you’re curious to what are the rules for Moneyball, you can click here. You can also find a glossary of the abbreviations used in this post at this link. PASSING1st3rd20+40+TDPTINTSkdTOTALS Matt Ryan28178262540.5$39.50  Matt Ryan’s earnings are up compared to last year’s first quarter...

QB corner Matt Ryan discusses Seahawks X-factor The Minnesota connection On the hot seat Offensive

Beware Jackson-to-Rice combination The Falcons must contain Seattle's "Minnesota Connection." Offensive coordinator Darryl Bevell, quarterback Tarvaris Jackson and wide receiver Sidney Rice all came over from Minnesota in the offseason to spruce up the Seahawks' offense. The passing combination of Jackson-to-Rice must be shut down in order to stall the Seahawks...

Falcons Escape With 30-28 Defeat Over Seahawks

Michael Turner ran for 70 yards and two touchdowns and Matt Ryan threw for 291 yards and one score, as the Atlanta Falcons escaped with a 30-28 win over the Seattle Seahawks. Trailing by two with less than two minutes to go in the game, Seattle began its the final drive from the 15-yard line, moving the ball up to the Atlanta 45 and looked to be in good shape to steal the game, with...

Game time: Falcons at Seahawks

Falcons at SeahawksSUNDAY, SEPT. 25CENTURYLINK FIELD Seattle Times pick: Falcons 28, Seahawks 20.I tried to talk myself into a Seahawks' victory. I really did. The Falcons aren't the most complicated offense in the league. They want to hand the ball to their butter-bear of an Eating Back and let Michael Turner devour yards. But that's going right into the teeth of Seattle...
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