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Falcons trounce Seahawks, advance to NFC title game
NFL ^ | January 14, 2017 | Chris Wesseling

Posted on 01/14/2017 5:29:54 PM PST by Trump20162020

Leading MVP candidate Matt Ryan riddled Seattle's secondary for 338 yards and three touchdowns, leading the Atlanta Falcons to a convincing 36-20 victory over the Seahawks in the Divisional Round of the playoffs. Here's what we learned in Saturday's game:

After both teams traded clinical opening-drive touchdowns that spilled over to the second quarter, a holding penalty on special teamer Kevin Pierre-Louis swung the game in Atlanta's favor. Devin Hester's 80-yard punt return would have set the Seahawks up at the seven-yard line with a chance to take a commanding 17-7 lead. Instead, Seattle lost 84 yards of field position, ultimately leading to a safety when offensive tackle Ben Garland fell on a tripped Russell Wilson in the end zone. The Falcons quickly answered with a field goal and a 99-yard touchdown drive to close out the half.

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TOPICS: Sports
KEYWORDS: atlanta; atlantafalcons; falcons; football; nfl; seahawks; seattle; seattleseahawks
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1 posted on 01/14/2017 5:29:55 PM PST by Trump20162020
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To: Trump20162020

Eat it left coast libs.


2 posted on 01/14/2017 5:34:15 PM PST by soycd
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To: Trump20162020

Sea Buzzards got their butts kicked.


3 posted on 01/14/2017 5:42:50 PM PST by tennmountainman ("Prophet Mountainman" Predicter Of All Things RINO...for a small pittance)
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Good. Can’t stand Pete Carroll. Go patriots, make the super bowl great again!


4 posted on 01/14/2017 5:43:31 PM PST by scottinoc
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To: Trump20162020
The Seahawks were their own worst enemy this entire season. And that stupid, stupid penalty draw on that kickoff reception today was what started the Seahawks' very embarrassing nosedive. They never had an answer to the Falcons' offense. And their offense was stuck on stupid.

The Seahawks should hang their heads in shame after this stinker.

5 posted on 01/14/2017 5:44:30 PM PST by 60Gunner (The price of apathy towards public affairs is to be ruled by evil men. - Plato)
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To: Trump20162020

Atlanta showed excellence and class in victory. Seattle was as graceless in defeat as the ‘Rat Party.


6 posted on 01/14/2017 5:51:25 PM PST by TTFlyer
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Congratulations to Coach Quinn, he was a great DC at Florida.


7 posted on 01/14/2017 5:55:07 PM PST by dfwgator
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To: Trump20162020
Tall, (relatively) lean and mobile OLs are the wave of the future. Gone are the days of Aaron Gibson.
TEs are going to be very big for the next half dozen or so years. Nightmare matchups. Hopefully your team has a Zach Ertz, Delanie Walker, Tyler Eifert or Hunter Henry.
8 posted on 01/14/2017 5:57:09 PM PST by South Hawthorne (In Memory of my dear Friend Henry Lee II)
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To: Trump20162020

Aw, poor Pete Carroll... :-)


9 posted on 01/14/2017 5:59:48 PM PST by mancini
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coach Quinn is at mass media very week here outside Atlanta. he goes to my church. :)


10 posted on 01/14/2017 6:05:01 PM PST by ground_fog ( My God this was from today!)
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Meant “mass” not mass media sheesh


11 posted on 01/14/2017 6:05:41 PM PST by ground_fog ( My God this was from today!)
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To: scottinoc

I like Brady but go Steelers and give them all a good redneck a$$ kicking.

Western PA is full of good folks.


12 posted on 01/14/2017 6:06:30 PM PST by soycd
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Duzzin matta - GO HAWKS! We’re team supportive unlike Atlanta when they’re down the fans walk away.


13 posted on 01/14/2017 6:11:51 PM PST by SkyDancer (Ambition Without Talent Is Sad, Talent Without Ambition Is Worse)
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My team plays tomorrow afternoon.

Go Cowboys.


14 posted on 01/14/2017 6:26:19 PM PST by tennmountainman ("Prophet Mountainman" Predicter Of All Things RINO...for a small pittance)
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To: Trump20162020

Some on the team were distracted by other things. Team lost unity.

15 posted on 01/14/2017 6:31:33 PM PST by gunsequalfreedom
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Seahawks player Jeremy Lane joins 49ers' Colin Kaepernick and Eric Reid in protest by REFUSING to stand during the national anthem before his game in Oakland.

16 posted on 01/14/2017 6:32:43 PM PST by gunsequalfreedom
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To: soycd

Good, glad the seahawks lost


17 posted on 01/14/2017 6:44:14 PM PST by yldstrk (My heroes have always been cowboys)
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To: scottinoc

Pete the Poodle is a 9 11 truther


18 posted on 01/14/2017 7:43:39 PM PST by raccoonradio
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To: soycd

Yinz got that right!!! Here We Go Steelers, Here We Go!!


19 posted on 01/14/2017 7:47:12 PM PST by hsmomx3 (Love my Steelers!!)
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“Yinz got that right!!! Here We Go Steelers, Here We Go!!”
LOL! My neighbors growing up were from PA and said things like “yinz”, “gum bands” and “the goodly man”.


20 posted on 01/14/2017 8:45:59 PM PST by Zirondelle ("disce aut discede")
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