ATLANTA (AP) The Falcons' defense made a fourth-down quit to setup Matt Ryan's second touchdown excrete after which it delivered another stop as being the earliest fifty percent broken in order to protect your 20-0 head over Seattle in Sunday's NFC divisional playoff game.
Ryan threw some sort of 47-yard touchdown excrete for you to Roddy White while in the subsequent 1 / 4 to stretch out the particular produce 20-0.
The Falcons' safety then stiffened immediately after Russell Wilson went the Seahawks to your initial affordable from this Atlanta 6. Wilson used incomplete goes over in order to Sidney Rice and also Golden Tate when Seattle employed just about all it has the timeouts. On third down from your 11, Wilson seemed to be sacked simply by Jonathan Babineaux as well as period expired prior to the rookie quarterback could endeavor a fourth-down pass.
Ryan, who threw a 1-yard touchdown go away in order to Tony Gonzalez in the first quarter, threw deep in the middle in order to White for his following scoring pass. Cornerback Richard Sherman fell decrease although wanting to include White, plus protection Kam Chancellor was also late throughout furnishing help.
Falcons fans chanted "Roddy! Roddy!" seeing that authorities returned for the area next their review for you to mention the actual touchdown name was confirmed.
The much time touchdown pass came after a fourth-down check out that Falcons' defense deep with Atlanta territory.
Wilson done a 34-yard move to small ending Zach Miller and also added a 16-yard pass to Tate for you to press the particular Seahawks deeply directly into Atlanta territory in the next quarter.
Robert Turbin seemed to be stopped upon third-and-1 from your Falcons 11. On final down, Wilson handed to fullback Michael Robinson, who had been lowered through Falcons basic safety Charles Mitchell pertaining to a 1-yard loss.
The Falcons changed a good interception by simply Ryan if you take advantage of a fumble by means of Seattle's Marshawn Lynch.
Ryan's go away for Gonzalez appeared to be intercepted by Seahawks middle linebacker Bobby Wagner, providing Seattle property with it's 33 midway in the quarter.
On earliest affordable through the 50, Lynch fumbled when hit by linebacker Sean Weatherspoon. Babineaux recovered at the Atlanta 39 to create that touchdown drive. Wagner seemed to be disciplined for any horse-collar tackle about Turner, switching your Falcons to be able to your Seattle 29.
Ryan concluded a 16-yard pass to help stop-gap stretched stop Chase Coffman to the 1, creating this touchdown pass to Gonzalez.
The Falcons held the actual baseball intended for 11 plays with their own cutting open drive, relocating on the Seahawks 21. Ryan completed a new 13-yard pass that will White to the initial third-down engage in connected with that drive. Sherman made a last-second deflection about Ryan's complete pertaining to White inside conclude zone upon third down from the particular 21, setting in place Matt Bryant's 39-yard discipline goal.
Atlanta experienced achievements working the basketball within the generate along with Michael Turner, who have a 15-yard achieve on his very first run, as well as Jacquizz Rodgers, that possessed owns of seven as well as 6 yards.
The Seahawks trailed 14-0 prior to rallying with past week's 24-14 success through Robert Griffin I plus the Washington Redskins within the best round connected with the actual playoffs.
Rodgers split through the Seattle range to get a 45-yard run, this at best with his career, for the ultimate play in the first quarter. The 11-play generate stalled along at the Seahawks 19, establishing a 37-yard domain goal simply by Bryant for any 13-0 lead.