None of the Falcons starters got injured, but that’s about all that went well for the Dirty Birds this Sunday against the Seattle Seahawks. Dominated in almost every statistic of the game, Seattle improves to 9-1 while sending Atlanta to 2-7 and all but ending their streak of five consecutive winning seasons.
No. This isn’t some die-hard Atlanta Falcons fan spouting the “any given Sunday” nonsense. With Seattle nearly losing their last two games to teams that Atlanta has beaten this season, a win for the Falcons isn’t impossible.
Stop me if you’ve heard this one before: The Atlanta Falcons have finished the season 13-3 and have locked up the top NFC Playoff seed. While the Falcon faithful do not want to relive the disastrous 2011 Green Bay game, the good news is this 2012 team is not like the 2010 team.
With quarterback Matt Ryan, head coach Mike Smith and company hoping to prove to Falcons faithful that the fourth time’s the charm, there are four things Atlanta needs to do in order to finally end the “one-and-done” stigma of their team in the NFL Playoffs.