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Will Matt Ryan get his first ever postseason victory, or will Russell Wilson continue to steamroll the opposition on his way to his second-plus victory?
Arguably the most intriguing game of the entire weekend (save SF-GB), this is finally the game we have all been waiting for though.
Marshawn Lynch (foot) has been running like a man possessed all season long and he has tasted the rainbow for quite some time (what does that even mean).
Running behind a physically gifted offensive line should be able to give the Falcons quite the troubles, but playing at home has made up a world of differences for this team.
The Falcons have been quite the resilient group and a lot of that has been their ability to bury teams in the Georgia Dome. Once their offense gets off to a great start, things always take off from there and the likes of Williams Moore and Sean Witherspoon are rocking kids to sleep.
Both are two of the heaviest hitters in the game and while yardage has been given up, the turnover...
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The wait is over. Matt Ryan has finally won a playoff game. The Falcons QB finished with 250 yards, three touchdowns and two interceptions Sunday in a 30-28 win over Seattle.Fantasy Spin:Ryan was especially impressive on the game's final drive, leading the Falcons 41 yards downfield to set up Matt Bryant's game-winning field goal. Ryan will have a chance to play in his first...
The Seattle Seahawks impressed the football world last week with their comeback victory in Washington. As a reward for their efforts they earned themselves a trip to Atlanta to take on the top-seeded Falcons with a trip to the NFC championship game on the line. Despite the Falcons’ inability to win in the playoffs with Matt Ryan at quarterback, the Seattle Seahawks will still...
The 2012 NFL season is now down to just 8 remaining teams, all whom are vying for a spot in their conference’s championship game. But for that to happen they must beat their opponent in the NFL Divisional Round this Saturday and Sunday.
My stomach hurts. I’m sure Matt Ryan’s does too, after finally receiving a taste of his first playoff win since the Falcons drafted him in 2008.
Regardless of the solid 20-0 Atlanta lead at the end of the first half, the game was not decided until Seattle rookie quarterback Russell Wilson’s final heave to the end-zone was intercepted by WR Julio Jones with 0 seconds left on...
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...
In a game that mirrored a classic heavyweight title fight, the Falcons survived the Seahawks' second-half surge to score the first playoff win for Mike Smith, Matt Ryan and Tony Gonzalez.
Matt Ryan threw a 1-yard touchdown pass to Tony Gonzalez as the Falcons took advantage of a fumble by Seattle's Marshawn Lynch to lead the Seahawks 10-0 after the first quarter of Sunday's NFC divisional playoff game.
The Falcons overcame an interception by Ryan to stretch their lead. Ryan's pass for Gonzalez was intercepted by Seahawks middle linebacker Bobby Wagner...
Matt Ryan is a native of Pennsylvania, who just so happened to decide that he would play football at Boston College. That’s not stopping actor Mark Wahlberg — who actually is from Boston — to think the Atlanta Falcons quarterback is one of his own.
Deadspin points out that the actor created a video for members of the Atlanta Falcons, wishing them luck in this weekend’s NFC...
ATLANTA For the Seahawks, spinning it forward seemed simpler than looking back. As Pete Carroll and his players were quick to point out, over and over again: "The future is bright."
And it is.
But for a wall-to-wall affair that will ultimately be remembered for Falcons kicker Matt Bryant's 49-yard game-winning field goal, the Seahawks' 30-28 loss in the NFC Divisional...
Atlanta Falcons quarterback Matt Ryan has played in three postseason games since being drafted in 2008, he's 0-3, but says he's not feeling the pressure to win.
“I don’t worry about it. I don’t think about it,” Ryan said Wednesday before practice. “My focus is for this locker room and for the guys and the coaching staff that we're all together. We want to...
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...
Of all of the games this weekend, this might be the hardest one for me to write because I think it’s going to be the best game of the lot. On one hand you have the hottest team in the NFC right now fresh off of an upset win in Washington. On the other, the team with the best record in football and a quarterback with an amazing track record at home. Something has to give as the...
The Atlanta Falcons come into this game as the top seed in the NFC. But that may not be enough to peg them as favorites one day after the Broncos, who were the top seed in the AFC, lost to Baltimore.
They will take on the Seahawks, who are coming off their win in Washington. Seattle was helped in part by a hobbled and eventually injured RG3. Russell Wilson played a solid game, as...
The first NFL divisional round playoff game this afternoon features one of the hottest teams in the NFL visiting the team that finished the season with the best record in the NFC, the Seattle Seahawks at Atlanta Falcons. This game features and intriguing matchup of perhaps the best wide receiver pairing going up against the best cornerback duo in the league. Weather obviously will...