26-24 loss to the Seattle Seahawks?on?Sunday. I can’t wait to get on because I put the work in.’ If you don’t put the work in then you’re kind of B.S.ing yourself, but when you actually do it and then you get ready to play, you’re just anticipating the game because you knew you put the work in and that’s the state that we try to get to. They will be depending on quarterback Matt Ryan to remain calm and in control for 60 minutes and to make big plays when he sees them. The Falcons’ NFC title game loss to San Francisco the following week was their last postseason game; Seattle won Super Bowl XLVIII the next year and almost repeated following the 2014 season.
The Seahawks and Falcons certainly have a history filled with late-game drama. The victor will go to (and possibly host) the NFC Championship Game next week.
Fact is the Seahawks aren’t a great road team, having gone 3-4-1 this season. Seattle walked away with the victory, and sealed their fate for the Divisional round of playoff action.
Congratulations Atlanta fans, as the clock hit zero in fourth quarter of the wildcard game between the Seattle Seahawks and the Detroit Lions, you got your wish. Since the Week 6 matchup, Atlanta hasn’t finished a game in the minus. Atlanta is just 3-7 SU and 2-8 ATS in its last 10 home games as a favorite of 5.5 points or less and has struggled all season in run defense, which suggests that the Seahawks might be able to furnish a ground game to complement quarterback Russell Wilson. “This is now. We’ve just got to strap on and go out and play ball”. “I’m here to play football”, Jones said.
Seattle is probably a better team as well, even without injured all-pro safety Earl Thomas. Jones caught seven passes for 139 yards and a touchdown. Julio Jones posted 139 receiving yards, Matt Ryan passed for 335 yards and Jimmy Graham paced Seattle’s offense with almost 100 yards of his own.
The Seahawks don’t have an A-list wide receiver like Julio Jones but Doug Baldwin is extremely underrated and capable in his own right. ESPN statistics indicate that Sherman and Jones faced off for 30 of 46 coverage plays, and Jones caught three of five targeted passes for 40 yards-not bad, but less than a third of his total. WR Taylor Gabriel emerged this year, with a 16.5-yard per reception average, giving Ryan a lot of options downfield. They’re excited about their running game’s resurgence, but that’s more because of the Lions than anything the Seahawks’ offensive line did. But Wilson’s adjusted yards-per-attempt didn’t increase meaningfully after that interview.
Dan Quinn, the head coach for the Falcons, has confirmed that there will be no shady performances during this weekend’s game.
Beasley had 15.5 sacks this year, while fellow LB Deion Jones piled up 106 tackles to lead the team in that category. Keep Green Bay’s defence on the field and take control of the time-of-possession game. In just five games without him, the Seahawks yielded more than 30 points twice. While all eyes are on the “stars” of the offense, these three TEs can get open.
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We can toss any common narrative we want at this game and could make it stick with enough glue.