On the first Seahawks offensive position, Seattle lost right guard Germain Ifedi to an apparent leg injury, and it cost them almost immediately.
The Seahawks’ second drive in the second quarter began deep in their own territory after a long Devin Hester punt return was called back due to a holding penalty, putting the Seahawks at their own seven-yard line.
After losing three yards on first down, Wilson attempted to drop back to pass on second-and-13, but had his foot stepped on by Ifedi’s replacement, rookie guard Rees Odhiambo.
Wilson fell backwards into the end zone as a result, where he was touched down by the Falcons for an Atlanta safety, cutting the Seahawks’ lead to 10-9.
The Falcons were able to use their favorable field position from the ensuing Seahawks punt to get into field goal range for Matt Bryant, who connected with the 35-yard field goal to give the Falcons a 12-10 lead in the late stages of the first half.