Tony Gonzalez's mouth was saying one thing.
His heart felt another.
Gonzalez was telling "anyone who would listen" on the Atlanta Falcons sideline that all was not lost after the Seattle Seahawks had taken a one-point lead with 31 seconds remaining in Sunday's second-round playoff game.
Gonzalez, though, was thinking that his 16-year NFL career would end without a postseason victory.
"Yeah, I thought it was over," the future Hall of Fame tight end admitted during an emotional postgame interview. "Why wouldn't I?
"Not over, but I thought it was going to be very tough for us to pull a victory out. And it is tough. Statistically, what is the likelihood you're going to be able to make a play in that situation?"
The odds aren't good. Then again, not every team has Matt Ryan at quarterback.
For the first time in his five-year NFL career, Ryan's penchant for late regular-season heroics carried over into the playoffs. Two completions spanning 41 yards put Matt Bryant in position for ...