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It’s tough to consider a team that finished the regular season 13-3 as not having lived up to expectations. Some would say that since Atlanta finally won a post season game for the first time in nearly a decade, the season was a success. Others would argue that because of the way Atlanta finished the season, it should be considered a disappointment.
Like last week against Seattle, Atlanta started out strong but couldn’t put the game out of reach for their opponents. Unlike last week, it cost them a victory this time.
Don’t run your mouth unless you’re going to be able to back them up 100 percent on the field. Roddy White is a prime example of this type of situation, but he can usually live up to things. This Sunday, he’s going to have to make sure that he lives up to every single word he says.
What do you do when two members of your defensive line may not play in the one game that needs to be won to head to the Super Bowl?
The Atlanta Falcons are only one game away from heading back to the Super Bowl for the first time in a long time. Standing in their way is Colin Kapernick and the surprising San Francisco 49ers that are running on all cylinders.
The Atlanta Falcons know that mistakes were made against the Seattle Seahawks last weekend, and that they almost blew an entire fantastic season in just 30 minutes. With the San Francisco 49ers coming to town for the NFC Championship game, the Falcons realize that they will have to be mistake-free in order to head to the Super Bowl.
The last time the Atlanta Falcons won consecutive playoff games was when the 1998 14-2 Falcons made it to Super Bowl XXXIII. Their first opponent in the NFC Playoffs? A 49ers team lead by Steve Young and Terrel Owens (before the huge ego).
As bad as the Falcons team was in the fourth quarter, there is a lot to like about Atlanta’s overall performance against the Seahawks.
In what was one of the craziest (non-controversial) endings to a football game in recent memory, the Mike Smith era Atlanta Falcons were finally able to win a playoff game. It’s wins like this that further nicknaming this team “the Flat-lining Falcons”.
Yes, it’s cliche but, defense really does win championships. And when it comes to points given up in games, the Falcons and Seahawks are two of the top five stingiest teams in the league this year.