Players of the game
Seahawks QB Tarvaris Jackson passed for a career-high 319 yards and three touchdowns, his most in any single game since December 2008. He completed 17 of the 24 passes he attempted in the second half.
Atlanta's Matt Ryan passed for 291 yards, but the most important stat was that he was 7-for-12 passing on third down for six first downs. That third-down productivity was the single biggest factor in the Falcons' victory.
Falcons rookie receiver Julio Jones caught 11 passes for 127 yards. Only seven players have ever caught more passes against Seattle in a single game.<P Play of the game
Seahawks kicker Steven Hauschka's attempt at a game-winning field goal was admittedly a long shot. In fact, it was the longest field goal any Seahawk has ever attempted and 7 yards longer than any kick Hauschka has ever made. His kick was a line drive, that never got enough altitude to have a chance. It landed short and to the left.
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