LOS ANGELES, January 13, 2013 – Join Communities writer and avid football fan Eric Golub for todays NFL 2012-2013 Divisionals Preview Live Chat!
The chat gets going at 12:45 pm EST and we can only hope Sunday’s game is as much fun as the Baltimore Ravens vs. Denver Broncos that went into double overtime for an eventual Ravens win. Click the hyperlink to relive yesterday’s AFC/NFC Chats!
NFC: Seattle Seahawks at Atlanta Falcons is the Sunday morning game to watch (1pm EST).
PLAY BY PLAY: Seattle is the 11-5 team everyone should fear while Atlanta is 13-3 team nobody fears. Two years ago the Falcons went 13-3, had the top seed, and got throttled at home. Seattle in December was averaging 50 points per game for the first three games. They then won a tough road playoff game lAst week after falling behind 14-0 and rattling off 24 unanswered points. Atlanta has a high octane offense and a questionable defense. Seattle has Russell Wilson as a rookie surprise leading a good offense, but the Seahawks are known for Pete Carroll building a nasty defense.
After a 6-5 start Seattle won 5 straight to close the regular season. Mike Smith and Matt Ryan have had five straight winning seasons together, with this being their fourth playoff trip in that span. Yet they have never won a playoff game, and the critics will never be silenced until they do. Atlanta tight end Tony Gonzalez most likely will retire after the season, and the first ballot Hall of Famer desperately wants a win. Yet he may not get it today if the Seattle defense turns Matty Ice into slush.
LINE: Falcons by 2.
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