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The first task the Atlanta Falcons have to tend to in today's match up against the Seattle Seahawks is keeping running back Marshawn Lynch from exploding.
If the Seahawks can get Lynch in a groove, the rookie quarterback Russell Wilson will have many opportunities to run also, and that could cause major problems for the Falcons defense.
Last week, Lynch ran for 132 yards and a touchdown in a win over the Washington Redskins. Another performance like that and the Falcons could be in a lot of trouble.
The Falcons are ranked 21st in the NFL for rushing defense and with the wildcard of having to guard the option offense, and Wilson, Lynch could prove to be the driving force as he has been all season for the Seahawks.
"He loves contact. He loves breaking tackles. Marshawn has been the man since he was able to not wear diapers," said Falcons defensive end Kroy Bierrmann according to Marc Sessler of NFL.com.
"He's a great, great, great, great football player, he doesn't shy away from anything."
"He's gonna get every yard he can. You can see he likes the game and loves to play it. We've got some guys like that on this team -- guys who are lucky to be playing a game and feel blessed to be doing something they love doing."
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Seahawks cornerback Richard Sherman says he is a good guy and that he doesn't know why people find reasons to dislike him.
After the Redskins' loss to the Seahawks last weekend, OT Trent Williams had just about enough of Seahawks cornerback Richard Sherman's trash talking, so he walked over to him as Sherman was exchanging pleasantries with Trent's teammates.
With his helmet still on, and in menacing silence something akin to Jason in Friday the 13th about to rip a sorry teenage camper...
Zach Miller came to Seattle in 2011 with a big contract and a penchant for catching a lot of passes.
After the tight end spent his first season with the Seahawks mainly as a blocker and catching very few balls, there were plenty of questions about whether the team made a smart investment.
If they weren't before, those questions were gone after Miller's performance in last...
Brian Billick had a little bit of a mental error following the Falcons stunning victory over the Seattle Seahawks in the Divisional Round of the playoffs. Seattle LOST to Atlanta by a score of 30-28, but Billick got things a bit mixed up…
“This win right here legitimizes the Seattle Seahawks as the number one seed and makes them the team to beat.”
In this day and age of the internet and social media, it’s hard to tell when people tape things if its genuine or just to get on YouTube.
Yesterday during their comeback against the Falcons, the Seattle Seahawks stood about 49 yards and a miracle hail mary away from advancing to the NFC Championship game.
The Seahawks would eventually fall short, and in this video courtesy of Off...
Early on in the Seattle Seahawks/Atlanta Falcons NFC divisional playoff game, Seattle running back Marshawn Lynch fumbled the ball which ended up getting recovered by Atlanta's Jonathan Babineaux.
Upon further review of the video, Lynch took a punch to the groin from Thomas DeCoud which might have helped cause the fumble:
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Seattle halfback Marshawn Lynch struggled in Sunday's playoff loss to Atlanta.Fantasy Spin:Lynch had recorded five straight 100-yard games before Sunday's lackluster performance (46 yards and a lost fumble). Despite his struggles, Lynch was able to find the end zone on Sunday. He's now scored at least once in three of his four career playoff games.
FOX NFL analyst Brian Billick had an embarrassing mixup after the Atlanta Falcons defeated the Seattle Seahawks 30-28 in Sunday's NFL playoff game in the Georgia Dome as he made the following declaration.
...This win right here legitimizes the Seattle Seahawks as the number 1 seed and makes them the team to beat.Sorry, Brian, the Falcons are the NFC's number one seed. However...
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...
After a predictably slow start to the game, Seattle came within seconds of upsetting the Falcons at home. Trailing by 20 points going into the final quarter, Russell Wilson led the Seahawks to an amazing comeback, taking the lead with only 31 seconds remaining to silence a rowdy Atlanta crowd at the Georgia Dome.As most Atlanta fans know though, you should never count Matty Ice out...
The Atlanta Falcons come into this game as the top seed in the NFC. But that may not be enough to peg them as favorites one day after the Broncos, who were the top seed in the AFC, lost to Baltimore.
They will take on the Seahawks, who are coming off their win in Washington. Seattle was helped in part by a hobbled and eventually injured RG3. Russell Wilson played a solid game, as...
Behind their athletic, record-setting new quarterback, the 49ers will be marching into Atlanta next Sunday for the NFC Championship Game after the Falcons held off the Seattle Seahawks in a wild NFC playoff semifinal for the right to host the Niners in the conference title bash.