Here are some Falcons-centric grades from the club's thrilling 30-28 win over the Seahawks in Sunday's NFC divisional playoff:
Seahawks QB Russell Wilson may have set a single-game franchise playoff record for passing yards (385) -- while running for 60 yards and score -- but history will fondly remember Matt Ryan (250 yards passing, three TDs) for the way he secured his inaugural playoff victory ... and the first home NFC title game in Falcons' 46-year history (next week against the 49ers):
With Atlanta trailing 28-27 with 31 seconds left, Ryan completed two medium-range passes to Harry Douglas (22 yards) and tight end Tony Gonzalez (19 yards), putting the Falcons in reasonable position for a game-winning kick from Matt Bryant (more on that later).
It probably helped that Ryan had garnered invaluable experience with last-ditch drives during the regular season, needing sizable gains in the final moments to beat the Panthers, Raiders and Cardinals at home. H...