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nd Seattle Seahawks have a score to settle in the Divisional Round of the NFL playoffs. They met back in Week 6 where the Seahawks escaped with a 26-24 win. It was a victory aided by a controversial no-call on the Falcons’ final play. This play remains embedded in the minds of Falcons fans to this day.
The Seattle Seahawks defeated the Detroit Lions in their Wild Card playoff match-up last Saturday. As a result, the Falcons will “welcome” Seattle to the Georgia Dome tomorrow for the Divisional Round contest.
Before he went to Green Bay, the Seahawks had Christine Michael at tailback for that battle, and Michael delivered with two touchdowns. After Thomas Rawls beat down the Detroit Lions last week, he seemingly resurrected the signature Seahawks rushing attack. On paper, Atlanta is an average defensive team against the rush, ranking 16th in terms of rushing yards per game. Interestingly enough, Detroit ranks 15th in the NFL in the same category, so maybe Rawls can have a repeat performance.
As far as their passing defense, the Falcons are among the worst in the NFL. They’ve given up the fifth most passing touchdowns and passing yards per game on the year, with Russell Wilson going for 270 last time they played. Paul Richardson, who didn’t finish with a crazy amount of yards last week against the Lions, still had that touchdown catch (you know, THAT one) and a couple other great catches which no doubt put him on the Falcons’ defensive radar. But one good game does not an offensive threat make, so hopefully Richardson can assert himself and take some pressure off of touchdown thief Doug Baldwin.