Originally posted on NorthWest Sports Beat  |  Last updated 1/13/13
What to look for in the battle of the birds Seattle is red hot. After finishing the regular season on a promising winning streak, the Seattle Seahawks rolled into the nation’s capital and pushed around the Redskins en route to their first road playoff victory since 1983. Now it’s time to take their show on the road once again and head to HotLanta for a date with the dirty birds. It’s well documented that Atlanta is both a great regular season team and a very disappointing playoff team. We’ve certainly all heard analysts this year, and in years past, say this is finally their time to shine. I’m not so sure about that. There is a lot to be said for momentum in football, and Seattle has all of that coming into the game. Atlanta has been resting, and while that helps with injuries, they definitely won’t come out as well-oiled as the Hawks. Here are the key matchups to watch for: Russell Wilson vs. Matt Ryan Last week was a battle of amazing rookie QBs. This week, Russell Wilson goes up against
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