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NFL Playoff Schedule 2013: Seattle Seahawks at Atlanta Falcons

Much like the Cincinnati Bengals, the Atlanta Falcons are noted to be a one-and-done postseason team. Will a rookie Seahawks quarterback assure that outcome again?

Otto Greule Jr

Game: Seattle Seahawks at Atlanta Falcons
Date: Sunday, June 13
Time: 1:00 PM (ET)
Broadcast: FOX: Thom Brennaman, Brian Billick, Laura Okmin & Chris Myers (Field reporters). Dial Global Radio: Dave Sims, James Lofton, Tony Boselli (Field reporter). SIRIUS: 88 (DGR), 92 (Sea.), 86 (Atl.). XM: 88 (DGR), 225 (Sea.), 226 (Atl.).
Line: Falcons, 3.0






Past 3


Carroll: 0-3

Smith: 2-0


Carroll: 3-3

Smith: 0-3



Sea.: 3-2 (Ari. 1-1; Car. 1-0; Dal. 1-0; Det. 0-1)

Atl.: 4-1 (Ari. 1-0; Car. 1-1; Dal. 1-0; Det. 1-0)




TEAMS MEET for 1st time in postseason. Clubs have met 13 times in regular season. Sea. is 8-5 in those meetings. Atl. has won past 3 & has scored 30+ in all 3.


  • Have won 6 in row & 8 of past 9. During 6-game winning streak, have outscored opp. 217-74.
  • Won 1st road playoff game since 1983 last week.Overcame 14-point deficit, largest of season.
  • Club has scored 20+ points in 10 consecutive games (incl. playoffs).
  • Seahawks had 5 players selected to Pro Bowl: RB MARSHAWNLYNCH (3rd), T RUSSELL OKUNG (1st), S EARL THOMAS (2nd), C MAX UNGER (1st) & KR LEON WASHINGTON (2nd).
  • Rookie QB RUSSELL WILSON has 27 TD passes, most by rookie in NFL history (incl. playoffs).Has also rushed for 4 TDs.
  • Overcame 14-point deficit in WC (14-0), largest by rookie QB in postseason win in NFL history.
  • In reg. season, completed 252 of 393 passes (64.1 pct.) for 3,118 yards with 26 TDs vs. 10 INTs for 100.0 passer rating, 1 of 2 rookie QBs in NFL history with 100+ rating in season. In past 4 games (incl. WC), has 7 TD passes vs. 1 INT, 116.9 passer rating & 4 rush TDs
  • RB Lynch was selected to 3rd career Pro Bowl & 2nd as Seahawk. Ranked 3rd in NFL with career-high 1,590 rush yards. Tied franchise playoff record with 132 rush yards last week & owns 2 of 3 highest marks in team postseason history. Incl. playoffs, has 100+ rush yards in 9 of past 11. In past 11 games (incl. WC), has 1,173 rush yards (106.6 per game) & 11 TDs (10 rush, 1 rec.). Since Nov. 2011, leads NFL with 2,663 rush yards (incl. playoffs). Aims for 3rd in row vs. Atl. with rush TD.
  • RB MICHAEL ROBINSON scored 1st career postseason TD last week
  • WR SIDNEY RICE led team with 50 catches & 748 yards. Tied for club lead with 7 rec. TDs. Had 52-yard TD catch in last game vs. Atl. Tied NFL postseason record with 3 rec. TDs in 1/17/10 Div. (with Min.).
  • WR GOLDEN TATE tied for team lead with career-high 7 rec. TDs
  • In reg. season, Seahawks led NFL in fewest points allowed (245), points per game allowed (15.3) & TDs allowed (25). Defense ranked in top 5 in NFC in all 3 categories: 2nd overall (306.2), 3rd passing (203.1) & 5th rushing (103.1). In WC, allowed 203 total net yards (99 passing, 104 rushing). Team’s red zone defense was 2nd in NFC with 44.7% TD pct. allowed (17 TDs, 38 poss
  • CB RICHARD SHERMAN led team with 24 PD & 8 INTs, tied for 2nd most in NFL. Scored 2 TDs (blocked FG return & INT-TD).
  • Rookie LB BOBBY WAGNER led team with 139 tackles.
  • DE BRUCE IRVIN led NFL rookies with 8 sacks. Had 1st career postseason sack last week.
  • S Thomas had INT in WC, 1st playoff INT. Was selected to 2nd consecutive Pro Bowl.


  • Have qualified for postseason in three consecutive years for 1st time in franchise history.
  • Under head coach MIKE SMITH, team has made playoffs in 4 of past 5 seasons. Club has posted 5 consecutive winnings seasons, 1st time in franchise history.
  • Falcons had 3 players selected to Pro Bowl: TE TONY GONZALEZ(13th), WR JULIO JONES (1st) & QB MATT RYAN (2nd).
  • QB Ryan has 56 regular-season wins as starter, most by QB in 1st 5 NFL seasons. Passed for team-record 4,719 yards & 32 TDs. His 68.6 comp. pct. was also a club record. Had career-high 99.1 passer rating, 2nd highest mark in franchise history. Is 2-0 in career vs. Sea. In career at home (incl. playoffs), is 33-6 (.846). Has posted 100+ rating in 33 games & Falcons are 32-1 (.970). Has 100+ rating in 20 home games & Atlanta is 20-0. Pass offense averaged 281.8 net pass yards per game, highest in team history. Offense averaged 369.1 net yards per game, 2nd best mark in franchise history (376.6 in 2011).
  • RB MICHAEL TURNER rushed for 10 TDs, his team-record 5th consecutive 10 TD season. Has 10+ rush TDs in all 5 seasons with Atl. Since joining Atl. in 2008, has 62 rush TDs, 2nd most in NFL (incl. playoffs). Has rush TD in 6 of past 7
  • WRs RODDY WHITE (1,351) & Jones (1,198) are 1st Falcons teammates with 1,000+ rec. yards in same season since 1998. White had team-record 6th consecutive 1,000-yard season. Since 2007 (incl. playoffs), has 585 receptions, most in NFC. Set club single-game postseason record with 11 catches in 1/3/09 WC. In 1st 2 NFL seasons, Jones has 133 catches for 2,157 yards (16.2 avg.) & 18 TDs. Had 11 catches for 127 yards in last game vs. Sea.
  • TE Gonzalez was named to 13th Pro Bowl, most ever for TE. Led team with 93 catches. Has 5 seasons with 90+ receptions, most by TE in NFL history. Holds NFL record with 14 consecutive seasons with 60+ catches
  • DE JOHN ABRAHAM has 126 career sacks, most by active player (incl. playoffs). Has 4 career sacks in postseason. Led team with 10 sacks, his 7th season with 10+ sacks.
  • LBs STEPHEN NICHOLAS & SEAN WEATHERSPOON tied for team lead with 95 tackles.
  • CB ASANTE SAMUEL led team with 19 PD & was 2nd on club with 5 INTs. Has INT in 3 consecutive games. Holds NFL postseason record with 4 career INT-TDs. Has 7 career INTs in playoffs, 2nd most by active player & tied for 6th most in NFL history.
  • S THOMAS DECOUD was 2nd among S with 6 INTs. DeCoud &WILLIAM MOORE (4) were only S teammates with 4+ INTs each.