Found January 09, 2013 on Tireball.com:
The Seattle Seahawks and Atlanta Falcons will meet on Sunday in the second round of the NFC playoffs. FOX will carry the game between the Seahawks and Falcons with coverage beginning at 1 pm EST from the Georgia Dome. Seattle fell behind early last week against Washington but then flipped a switch and dominated the games final three quarters. Atalanta marched to the NFC’s best record, earning a first round bye, but questions still remain about their ability to win in the postseason. What is the points spread in the Seattle Seahawks and Atlanta Falcons game? The Atlanta Falcons are a one point favorite against the Seattle Seahawks according to our friends at SportsBetting.AG. The over/under for this game is 46 total points. An important match-up for this game will be the one between Seattle’s big physical corners and the wide-outs of the Falcons. Seattle will again have both Brandon Browner and Richard Sherman and they will try to shut down Julio Jones and Roddy White. The Falcons ar...
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