Originally posted on MyTeamRivals.com  |  Last updated 1/14/13
This game, the one over the weekend I looked forward to the most, was what I expected. Atlanta benefited from big home field advantage and the Falcons (NFL’s least penalized team) were only penalized for 11 yards. Seahawks looked jetlagged to start and fell behind 20-0 at halftime. Russell Wilson showed a little inexperience at the end of the first half as the Seahawks were unable to get any points, even though they moved the ball into the red zone. Seattle turned it on in the second half and nearly pulled off the upset. In the end Atlanta won by 2 points, my pregame prediction. The Falcons won, but it’s tough to feel very confident going forward. Losing a 20 point lead at home in the fourth quarter, barely averting disaster with a field goal in the last seconds sends up alarms. Three things really bother me about the Falcons in this game. The first was the inability to close out and keep the Seahawks out of the game. Seattle had four long touchdown drives of 60+ yards in the se...
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