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NFC playoff picture: Falcons are in, Seahawks are out

Tuesday, November 21st, 2017

Monday night’s game was a big one in the NFC playoff race. The Falcons’ win over the Seahawks gives Atlanta the sixth and final spot in the playoff picture, while Seattle is on the outside looking in. Here’s how it all looks before Thanksgiving: LEADERS

Pete Carroll: Fake field goal would have been a good call, if it had worked

Tuesday, November 21st, 2017

After Monday night’s 34-31 loss to the Falcons following a missed three-pointer at the end of the game, Seahawks coach Pete Carroll faced questions about a seemingly misguided decision that left three points on the field at the end of the first half. Instead of a 34-yard field goal that would have cut the score to 24-20 at intermission, the Seahawks ran a fourth-and-one fake, with holder Jon Ryan flipping a short pass to tight end Luke Willson, who was quickly tackled. “It would have been a really good call if we would have made it,” Carroll told reporters.

Seahawks left even more banged-up than they began

Tuesday, November 21st, 2017

The Seahawks had to finish without three injured players last night, at positions already thinned dramatically by injuries. “Fortunately, Maxwell stepped in this week and he went in there and played good football and did a pretty good job,” Seahawks coach Pete Carroll said. The Seahawks also finished without running back Mike Davis (groin) and right guard Oday Aboushi (shoulder).

Dose: Falcons Win a Close One

Tuesday, November 21st, 2017

Russell Wilson entered Week 11 with a perfect 6-0 record in Monday night games. Wilson’s winning ways ended in Monday night’s loss to Atlanta as the Seahawks were done in by a strong game from Matt Ryan (19-for-27, 195 yards, two touchdowns) and a pair of odd (edit: costly) choices by head coach Pete Carroll. Atlanta trounced Seattle when these teams met up in the Divisional Round of the NFC playoffs last January but back then, the Falcons were firing on all cylinders.

Walsh’s missed kick, failed fake FG cost Seahawks vs Falcons

Tuesday, November 21st, 2017

When it left his foot, Blair Walsh thought his potential tying kick was good and the Seattle Seahawks were headed to overtime with the chance to erase a questionable decision from earlier in the game. Walsh was wrong, putting an even greater emphasis on the special teams follies of the Seahawks in their 34-31 loss to Atlanta on Monday night. Walsh's 52-yard attempt in the final seconds fell a few feet short and left coach Pete Carroll to answer for a failed fake field goal just before halftime.

Falcons hang on for win as Seahawks field goal fails to fly

Tuesday, November 21st, 2017

Down by 11, the Seahawks tried to rally, with quarterback Russell Wilson finding Doug Baldwin on a 29-yard touchdown and tight end Jimmy Graham hauling in a two-point conversion pass to get Seattle within a field goal with three minutes left. The Falcons needed one first down to put the game away but Seahawks defensive end Sheldon Richardson sacked Ryan on third-and-one, setting the stage for another potential Seahawks fourth-quarter comeback.

Falcons hang on for win as Seahawks field goal fails to fly

Tuesday, November 21st, 2017

Down by 11, the Seahawks tried to rally, with quarterback Russell Wilson finding Doug Baldwin on a 29-yard touchdown and tight end Jimmy Graham hauling in a two-point conversion pass to get Seattle within a field goal with three minutes left. The Falcons needed one first down to put the game away but Seahawks defensive end Sheldon Richardson sacked Ryan on third-and-one, setting the stage for another potential Seahawks fourth-quarter comeback.

Top 5 Matt Ryan throws | Week 11

Monday, November 20th, 2017

Check out Atlanta Falcons quarterback Matt Ryan's top 5 throws against the Seattle Seahawks in Week 11.

NFL-N-Motion: How the Atlanta Falcons’ defense stopped the Seattle Seahawks

Monday, November 20th, 2017

NFL Network's Ike Taylor break downs the Atlanta Falcons defense against the Seattle Seahawks.

Falcons hold on for 34-31 victory over Seahawks

Monday, November 20th, 2017

Walsh’s game-tying field-goal attempt with seven seconds left fell just short of the crossbar. Walsh’s miss allowed Atlanta to hang on for a 34-31 victory in one of the most entertaining games of the season. Seahawks coach Pete Carroll will have to answer postgame questions about two curious decisions.