The Seahawks allowed 28 first downs to Atlanta and had just 17 of their own. Less than an hour later, he had no idea where the ball from his second postseason win had went, and he didn't care. "He's a jack of all trades", Ryan said. Hester said he expects this was his last game before retirement. That's got to be as loud as it's ever been.
The Falcons are 1-5 straight-up and 0-6 against the spread in their last six games in the playoffs, while the Seahawks are 0-8 SU in their last eight playoff games as the underdog. Completing 26 passes on 37 attempts, Ryan had 338 passing yards and 3 passing touchdowns. Seattle is still a scary team, led by quarterback Russell Wilson, but the defense has showed vulnerabilities we haven't seen in past years. Falcons averaged almost 34 points per game but possible MVP Matt Ryan (4,944 yards, 38 TDs) now faces one of the NFL's all-time greatest secondaries, though does so with a healthy Julio Jones in the arsenal.
It was the most points and yards allowed by the Seahawks in their past five playoff appearances. Atlanta has not lost a game since December 4, and skated into the playoffs with a first-round bye.
Jones had a typical day at the office, drawing a great deal of attention from the Seahawks' defense and being productive, collecting 67 receiving yards and a touchdown. They went on to win five games in a row and finished the season as the AFC West champions and the NFL's No. 2 seed. Seattle did not rush the ball with much success in the first meeting with Atlanta.
How vital? Rather than knocking on the door of a two-score lead, Seattle was backed up to its own 7-yard line. Final score prediction: Atlanta Falcons-31 Seattle Seahawks-24.
"One thing I told the defense is that every game that we argue, every game where on the field it was a bunch of arguing, trying to fight the other team, we lost", Chancellor said, via Stephen Cohen of seattlepi.com. That didn't seem terribly relevant after his dissection of the Seahawks.
Nobody in the Seattle Seahawks locker room was willing to say that a crucial and freakish sequence early in the second quarter cost them a victory at Atlanta. He is now 0-2 as a starter in playoff games attended by the rapper Future, who is the father of Wilson's stepson. Though Arrowhead Stadium is a tough place to win for visiting teams, you wouldn't know that by Chiefs' 1-9 playoff record since 1993. He gets it: Falling 20 points behind, on the road, seriously increases the probability of a quiet return flight to Seattle. Atlanta does have Vic Beasley, who led the league in sacks with 15.5, but he's a speed edge rusher as opposed to the game-wrecking interior linemen that have given Seattle so much trouble this season.
Between Michael, tailback C.J. Spiller and receiver/returner Tyler Lockett, 43 percent of the Seahawks' 333 total yards in Week 6 were produced by players no longer on the Seahawks active roster, and the Falcons still outgained them 362-333 in that game.
"We're a different offense, though", Rodgers said earlier in the week about his team's offensive options. It just depends on the takeaways and who can get first downs, but I want the Falcons to win. "It was no big deal". If Neal, the hard hitter that he is, can create a few turnovers it gives the best offense in football a huge opportunity to put the game away. Ryan shook off some of his postseason ghosts Saturday, but not all.
Four seasons ago, the Seahawks just missed a trip to the NFC title game due to a loss in Atlanta.
Or the 144 yards on 18 carries running back Le'Veon Bell logged in his first game back from National Football League suspension. Pittsburgh had five players selected to the Pro Bowl: OG David DeCastro, C Maurkice Pouncey, Roethlisberger Bell and Brown.
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That's what the Patriots' top-ranked scoring defense will face Saturday night in a divisional playoff matchup at Gillette Stadium. Houston also has no financial excuse for being anything less than great, or doing anything but winning the NFL's worst division.
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The pass never got there as Clowney read the play and tipped the ball up in the air before coming down with the interception. Mario Edwards is dealing with an illness, while on the offensive side, left tackle Donald Penn has been declared out.
The Patriots rush defense has played very well , ranking 4th in run defense in DVOA and hasn't allowed a rushing TD since Week 8. But he threw more interceptions (16) than touchdowns (15), while completing just 59 percent of his passes.
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After a certain point, it nearly becomes ridiculous what Aaron Rodgers is able to do when he gets the football in his hands. Despite the good showing in the regular season , there is a feeling of doubt that the Cowboys can do it again Sunday.
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