Sunday's NFC playoff preview: Seattle at Atlanta

  • January 12, 2013 - 9:50 PM



Noon, Ch. 9;

Falcons by 2 1/2

Last meeting: Falcons beat Seahawks 30-28 on Oct. 2, 2011.

About the Seahawks (12-5): Coach Pete Carroll is 0-3 against Atlanta. ... Seahawks have outscored opponents 217-74 in a six-game winning streak. ... Seattle overcame a 14-point deficit, largest of the season, in last week's win at Washington. ... RB Marshawn Lynch tied a franchise record with 132 yards rushing against Redskins. ... Seahawks led the NFL with fewest points (245) and TDs (25) allowed in the regular season.

About the Falcons (13-3): Atlanta is 0-4 in the playoffs since a win over the Rams in the 2004 divisional round. ... Falcons have reached the playoffs in four of five seasons, including three straight for the first time in franchise history. ... QB Matt Ryan set franchise records with 4,719 yards passing, 32 TD passes, 422 completions, 615 attempts and a 68.6 completion percentage. ... Julio Jones (1,198) and Roddy White (1,351) are the first Falcons teammates to reach 1,000 yards receiving in the same season since 1998. ... CB Asante Samuel has an interception in three straight games. Samuel holds the NFL postseason record with four interception returns for TDs.


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