• Playoff matchup: Falcons run offense vs. Seahawks run defense

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    • Atlanta Falcons' victory over Seattle Seahawks means vindication for QB Matt Ryan, who wins first playoff game

      Matt Ryan watched in relative seclusion as Matt Bryant lined up for the 49-yard field goal with 13 seconds to play at the Georgia Dome on Sunday. The kick would determine whether the Falcons would suffer another ignominious playoff defeat or move within…
    • N.F.C. Championship Preview: 49ers at Falcons

      A preview of the N.F.C. championship game between the San Francisco 49ers and the Atlanta Falcons.
    • Relieved Falcons celebrate a strange victory

      Atlanta players and coaches would have been answering more questions about not being able to win in the playoffs if they hadn't survived against Seahawks.
    • Two-minute drill (Playoff heartbreak edition): Falcons 30, Seahawks 28

      Players of the game Seattle quarterback Russell Wilson passed for 385 yards, not only a career-high and franchise playoff record, but the most ever for a rookie quarterback in any playoff game.Seahawks tight end Zach Miller had never had more than 59 ya…
    • Falcons blow 20-0 lead, but rally past Seahawks

      The Falcons blew a 20-point lead, but not the game. Atlanta stormed down the field in the final seconds to kick a game-winning field goal and pull off the 30-28 win over Seattle.
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    • Late field goal lifts Falcons to 30-28 win over Seahawks

      Atlanta Falcons head coach Mike Smith, general manager Thomas Dimitroff, quarterback Matt Ryan and future Hall of Fame tight end Tony Gonzalez can breath a sigh of relief. Entering Sunday, the Falcons were 0-3 in the post-season during their first four …
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    • Seahawks rally but fall to Falcons, 30-28

      The Seahawks rallied from a 20-point deficit in the fourth quarter to take the lead with 31 seconds remaining in their NFC Divisional playoff game in Atlanta. But the Falcons made the final rally, kicking a field goal with eight seconds left.
    • Falcons recover after blowing lead, win 30-28

      The Hail Mary didn’t work out this time. Julio Jones picked off Russell Wilson’s last-ditch effort as time expired in Atlanta and the Falcons advanced to the NFC Championship Game with a 30-28 win that extended our string of outstanding football games
    • Rapid Reaction: Falcons 30, Seahawks 28

      Thoughts on the Seattle Seahawks' performance during their 30-28 defeat to the Atlanta Falcons in the NFC divisional round Sunday: What it means: The Seahawks lost a heartbreaker after their fourth-quarter pass defense faltered once again, a recurring t…
    • Falcons take 20-0 lead into halftime

      An ugly half ended in ugly fashion for the Seahawks. The Seahawks drove the ball inside the Falcons’ 10-yard line as time ran down in the second quarter, but a false start and a sack by Jonathan Babineaux pushed them back with no timeouts left to stop t
    • Fourth down finally works out for the Falcons

      When the Falcons stumbled to a 24-2 loss against the Giants in the playoffs last season, they failed to convert a pair of fourth downs that helped swing the game to the Giants. This is a new year, though, and fourth down has worked out a lot better. The…
    • Another slow start for the Seahawks

      A slow start for the Seahawks in their Wild Card game against the Redskins meant they had to come back from a 14-0 deficit to move onto Sunday’s date with the Falcons. They’re digging themselves another hole. They trail the Falcons 10-0 near the end o
    • Seahawks face Falcons in divisional playoff game

      Follow the action as the Seahawks play the Atlanta Falcons in an NFC divisional playoff game.
    • Seahawks, Falcons eye elite level

      This game is the kind of moment that separates a successful season from a truly special one, each team seeking that breakthrough moment on the path toward a title.
    • Keys to the game: Seahawks at Falcons

      Keys to a Seahawks victory 1. Control the ball.The Falcons like to push the pace on offense, a virtual fastbreak approach in which they sometimes scrap the huddle entirely. They have three different players who caught more than 70 passes this season and…
    • Sunday divisional-round preview: Falcons’ receivers vs. Seahawks’ DBs not your ordinary match-up

      Seattle Seahawks at Atlanta Falcons Sunday, January 13, 2013, 1:00 p.m. ET Georgia Dome, Atlanta, Ga. There are many interesting match-ups to track when the Seattle Seahawks take the Georgia Dome turf against the Atlanta Falcons on Sunday, but the key b…
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    • Actual Proof That the Atlanta Falcons Will Win on Sunday

      The Atlanta Falcons are playing the Seattle Seahawks in the divisional round of the NFC playoffs on Sunday. Vegas has the Falcons favored by 2.5, but ...
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    • Can Seahawks trust defense in late going?

      The Seattle Seahawks might not be able to trust their defense if facing a close finish against the Atlanta Falcons on Sunday. Seahawks D: Fourth Quarters Those following Seattle all season know the details. Others should consider the following while ana…
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    • Steve Young: Falcons have lots at stake

      ESPN analyst Steve Young made a great point when he talked about what’s at stake for the Atlanta Falcons in the postseason. “Everyone in the playoffs, everyone has sudden death, but maybe there's just more here and more than any other team, more can b
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    • Experts: Falcons will win

      All season long, Atlanta fans have been talking about how the Falcons don’t get enough respect. I never have understood the obsession so many fans have with how they think they’re perceived by the national media. It really is a pointless exercise. Coa
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    • Time for Falcons to win playoff game

      The question has become so prevalent that the answer has gotten lost in the shuffle. “When will the Atlanta Falcons win a playoff game?’’ is the question that’s been building since soon after coach Mike Smith and quarterback Matt Ryan arrived in t
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    • Travel could work against Seahawks

      The Georgia Dome crowd might not be the only home-field advantage the Atlanta Falcons have this weekend. They also could be helped by the fact the Seattle Seahawks have to make a cross-country trip after doing the same thing last week. The Seahawks won …
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    • AccuScore: Seahawks at Falcons

      Prim Siripipat goes inside the numbers for the Seahawks-Falcons playoff matchup.
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    • Numbers on Falcons' playoff drought

      It’s a well-known fact that the Falcons will be trying to end a playoff drought when they host the Seattle Seahawks on Sunday. Everyone is talking about how the Falcons are 0-3 in the postseason since the arrival of coach Mike Smith and quarterback Matt
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  • Playoff loss hurts, but talented, young Seahawks team will be back

    The Seahawks rallied against Atlanta on Sunday but lost a heartbreaker. It was a painful loss but this team will build off a great season that might just be the start of something big.
  • Seahawks draw within a score after Ryan interception

    The Falcons answered one Seattle touchdown drive with an impressive drive of their own, but they couldn’t do it a second time and we’ve got a close game in Atlanta. Russell Wilson flicked a short touchdown pass to Zach Miller with 9:13 left in the fou
  • Seahawks end first half with no time left, and no points in red-zone debacles

    The Seattle Seahawks went into the visitors' locker room at the Georgia Dome In Atlanta down 20-0, and nobody to blame but themselves. A defense that has been stout all season allowed 268 yards on 34 plays, and the Falcons converted four of their seven …
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  • First-half thoughts as Seahawks down big

    The Seattle Seahawks bear full responsibility for their 20-0 halftime deficit against the Atlanta Falcons. They've surrendered seven points off a Marshawn Lynch fumble. They've gotten zero points from two red zone possessions. One of those drives ended …
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  • Falcons receivers Roddy White and Julio Jones are ready for Seahawks

    The Seahawks' cornerback duo of Brandon Browner and Richard Sherman faces a tough challenge on Sunday - Atlanta's talented receivers, Julio Jones and Roddy White.
    • Matchup between Seahawks' physical cornerbacks and big, talented Falcons receivers could be key to Sunday's game

      Richard Sherman and Brandon Browner, the Seahawks' big cornerbacks, have a tough test Sunday against Falcons receivers Julio Jones and Roddy White.
  • Atlanta Falcons understand skepticism entering NFL playoffs

    By Stephen F. Holder, Times Staff Writer Thursday, January 10, 2013 The Falcons are well-aware of your suspicions.They know you're underwhelmed by their 0-3 postseason record under fifth-year coach Mike Smith. They know you're rather unimpressed by a .7…
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    • Atlanta Falcons understand public's skepticism

      By Stephen F. Holder, Times Staff Writer Thursday, January 10, 2013 The Falcons are well aware of your suspicions.They know you're underwhelmed by their 0-3 postseason record under coach Mike Smith. They know you're rather unimpressed by a .700 regular-…
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