Originally written November 08, 2013 on Football Nation:
When the schedule came out last April, this game appeared to be a NFC Championship preview.  At the midway point of the season the outlook of this game has changed considerably. The Seahawks still appear to be headed for a deep playoff run with the best record in the NFC at 8-1.However, the Falcons' season has been a disaster and it appears they are going nowhere except for the top 10 of the 2014 NFL Draft.Atlanta was supposed to be a Super Bowl contender this year and due to injuries and under performance, they have disappointed.  Despite Atlanta’s 2-6 record they are no push over, especially in the Georgia Dome. Let’s not forget that this same Atlanta team did host the NFC Championship last January and eliminated Seattle in the Divisional Round.Atlanta will play with a lot to prove. They will remember their near collapse against the Seahawks in that playoff game and won’t forget many people saying the better team lost. With their season all but over, Atlanta will treat this ga...
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