Seattle Seahawks seemed like a lock for the second seed in the NFC almost all year long. They were the second-best team, right behind the Dallas Cowboys. Their late season struggles were more than obvious, and Atlanta’s good schedule enabled them to catch up and get the second seed in the NFC.
Because of that, the Seahawks will be traveling to Atlanta to face the Matt Ryan and his Falcons. Seattle had to play on Saturday against the Lions, but that Detriot crew was not a real threat to the Seahawks. Thomas Rawls finally got it going in the running game, something that he was unable to do all season long. Now, with him playing the way he has in that duel, Seahawks are looking dangerous.
Seattle has been known for its defense in the past couple of years, but this Falcons offense is not easy to contain. In their only matchup of the year, Seattle came out on top of the Falcons, but it seemed like the referees missed the call on Richard Sherman. Atlanta was able to put up 24 points on the road, and it should have been more if the referees get that call right.
There is a reason why Falcons OC Kyle Shanahan is wanted as a head coach. This offense led by Matt Ryan has been nothing short of sensational all year long. Julio Jones and Sanu are doing the damage outside the numbers, while Coleman and Freeman are a two-headed running attack that few teams were able to slow down.
Wilson will have to go out there and win this match for ‘Hawks in the passing game. We think that Rawls will have another good performance, but this team also needs it’s passing attack to be effective. Atlanta will score a lot of points in this one even on this ‘Hawks defense.
This game is a part of NFL Divisional Round and will take place on Saturday, January 14, 10:35 PM at Georgia Dome, Atlanta.
We think that this Seahawks offense will step up and that their defense will be good enough. That’s why we are picking the Seahawks to beat the Falcons in Atlanta with the final score being 31:28.