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Re: Anyone else not fear the Falcons?
Thu Jan 05, 2017 4:30 pm
  • LeftHandSmoke wrote:
    FalconsFanNW wrote:@Followthelegion, Sgt. Largent, Hasselbeck

    Hope we get to talk about it this coming week.

    :2thumbs: Here's hoping you can hold your ATL homerism until then too.


    Wasn't talking to you but I guess I should have expected your snarky reply. Every post you've made has been like that.

    Bash Ryan's 1-4 playoff record all you want. Anyone who is familiar with the games know his performances were acceptable to very good and the defense (or in the case of the NYG game their defense) was to blame for the losses.

    There's no homerism in posting stats and facts... and please tell me more about how you aren't worried about the Falcons.
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Re: Anyone else not fear the Falcons?
Thu Jan 05, 2017 4:50 pm
  • If we get to Atlanta.
    I fear
    A slow start. If we can not match their offense ( which we are capable of) We fall behind and can not recover.
    I fear not making adjustments . Which goes right back to matching offense and falling behind.
    A run game. We can slow them down by running the ball. If we could run..

    Yeah, I guess I fear that game. The problems we have had all season can not pop up in the playoffs.
    I do not see how we change over night.. Glad we are in it. I have no high expectations.


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Re: Anyone else not fear the Falcons?
Thu Jan 05, 2017 5:45 pm
  • Largent80 wrote:How many times are friggin fans going to bring up officiating?

    It's pretty tiring.


    Tiring or not, I guarantee you if we take care of business Saturday that call is going to be revisited many times in the Falcons locker room.

    Motivation is a very real thing in sports. Not saying a perceived slight equates to an instant loss, but that extra chip on the shoulder certainly doesn't hurt either.
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Re: Anyone else not fear the Falcons?
Thu Jan 05, 2017 6:07 pm
  • This thread is going to look ridiculous if we can't even beat the lions.
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Re: Anyone else not fear the Falcons?
Thu Jan 05, 2017 6:09 pm
  • Not as ridiculous as how many people are assuming we are one and done around the country :)
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Re: Anyone else not fear the Falcons?
Thu Jan 05, 2017 6:24 pm
  • I strongly believe we get a hard fought, high teens-low 20's single digit win vs. DET in this icebox, formerly known as Century Link Field. Due to our DEFENSE.

    @ ATL our OFFENSE should be alot more ...comfortable, in the Dome. Comfortable enough to hang with Ryan 'nem? I'll say a prayer...or 12!

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Re: Anyone else not fear the Falcons?
Thu Jan 05, 2017 6:55 pm
  • how bout a thread on this weeks opponent....this threads a joke if we lose.
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Re: Anyone else not fear the Falcons?
Thu Jan 05, 2017 6:56 pm
  • Sgt. Largent wrote:
    RussB wrote: Matt Ryan's history shows he isnt good in the playoffs and they are very inexperienced and one dimensional in my opinion..


    How is the #2 total offense, #3 passing and #5 rushing one dimensional?

    Your entire post is conjecture, homerism and based on emotion with zero facts to back up your statement.

    Yes we should fear one of best offenses in the league playing at home after the first round bye we were too terrible to get. It's that simple.

    One dimensional because their whole sucess depends on if the offense does good, if the offense gets limited they get lost and defense gives points up. Their defense isnt going to win them any games.

    As for you saying i have no facts i literally listed a number of facts so ill list them again.

    1. Pass rush destroyed them in the first game
    2. 2 Td's were basically free plays which probably wont happen again
    3.Matt ryan is 1-4 in the playoffs
    4. Manhandled them last time

    Those are all cold hard facts my friend.
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Re: Anyone else not fear the Falcons?
Thu Jan 05, 2017 7:00 pm
  • FalconsFanNW wrote:
    LeftHandSmoke wrote:Your Falcons are next, your pathetically weak and vulnerable D sucks.

    In the mean time? Stick it where the sun don't shine, you are nothing more than a silly troll trying to get attention. See ya later.


    ... says the guy who is a fan of the team with the pathetically weak offense that couldn't run on a 2-13 team with the worst run D in the league.

    Newsflash: you aren't gonna beat Atlanta in their house kicking field goals... and if I wanted attention I can find a whole lot better places than an Internet forum with random strangers.

    You mad bro? Nobody cares. I'll be back next week if we have anything to talk about. If we don't I'll come back to troll you... and just you.

    Later... and LOL at you editing your post to throw an insult.

    And falcons have a pathetically weak defense.

    Newsflash:Matty Ice got iced by the LOB last time and probably would again. Your offense can be stopped, once that happens the rails fall off.
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Re: Anyone else not fear the Falcons?
Thu Jan 05, 2017 9:17 pm
  • RussB wrote:
    Newsflash:Matty Ice got iced by the LOB last time and probably would again. Your offense can be stopped, once that happens the rails fall off.


    So come do it in our house. You better hold us to like 13 pts cuz I'm pretty sure Seattle won't score much more than that.

    ... and for the love of god get off the Matt Ryan is 1-4 in the playoffs train. We've been over this.

    Loss to GB when the D couldn't force a punt all game
    Loss to SF when the D blew a 17 pt lead. Ryan threw 3 TDs and 400 yards with a 115 QBR
    Loss to Giants when shut down by the same D that beat Patriots
    Loss by 6 points in a wild card game his rookie season

    Can we at least talk about his 1 playoff win? Or does it sting too much?

    @ the mod who PMed me

    Thanks for the reassurance. I'm all for civilized debating and will gladly continue.
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Re: Anyone else not fear the Falcons?
Thu Jan 05, 2017 9:40 pm
  • Not sure why you think Seattle won't score more than 13 we already played this year lest you forget. I'm not sure we can keep up without ET to lock down the D but I think that we will likely score more than 13. That said we have to beat the lions first. As to his one playoff win too bad Pete mindgamed himself the first kick missed after all.
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Re: Anyone else not fear the Falcons?
Thu Jan 05, 2017 9:52 pm
  • The 13 was just my sarcasm. No idea what Seattle will do. They could score 30... or they could score 6.

    I'm not too much worried about Atlanta scoring 30...

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Re: Anyone else not fear the Falcons?
Thu Jan 05, 2017 10:03 pm
  • FalconsFanNW wrote:
    RussB wrote:
    Newsflash:Matty Ice got iced by the LOB last time and probably would again. Your offense can be stopped, once that happens the rails fall off.


    So come do it in our house. You better hold us to like 13 pts cuz I'm pretty sure Seattle won't score much more than that.

    ... and for the love of god get off the Matt Ryan is 1-4 in the playoffs train. We've been over this.

    Loss to GB when the D couldn't force a punt all game
    Loss to SF when the D blew a 17 pt lead. Ryan threw 3 TDs and 400 yards with a 115 QBR
    Loss to Giants when shut down by the same D that beat Patriots
    Loss by 6 points in a wild card game his rookie season

    Can we at least talk about his 1 playoff win? Or does it sting too much?

    @ the mod who PMed me

    Thanks for the reassurance. I'm all for civilized debating and will gladly continue.

    First, there is not a chance I am overlooking Detroit so I won't say WHEN we play. But, IF we happen to play in the divisional round I do not see how you can expect Seattle to score 13ish points. They average 22 PPG, and that is with some real stinkers. Atlanta gives up 25 PPG. So your 25th ranked defense (which is without Truant and Ishmael) is going to hold Seattle to around 13, in a dome? That is some pretty hopeful thinking.

    Yes, we are without Earl this time around. But the last time we played we were without Chancellor, Clark, and Morgan. And Bennett left in the 3rd quarter for the remainder of the game. It is also a probability that we would get Prosise back for that game as well.

    Atlanta is a great team this year, I have a ton of respect for your squad. However, if you think the game would be a lopsided win if it were to happen again you are mistaken. We will see if it plays out and we get the opportunity to make it happen so we can officially talk more shop and talk matchups and what not.
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Re: Anyone else not fear the Falcons?
Fri Jan 06, 2017 7:23 am
  • Statistically one of the worst passing defenses since Earl got injured vs. a offense that seems to have a big play at least once every drive (esp. trough the middle). Yup, I'm affraid.
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Re: Anyone else not fear the Falcons?
Fri Jan 06, 2017 7:45 am
  • FalconsFanNW wrote:
    RussB wrote:Can we at least talk about his 1 playoff win? Or does it sting too much?

    @ the mod who PMed me

    Thanks for the reassurance. I'm all for civilized debating and will gladly continue.


    Can we at least talk about your franchises absolute lack of success in the post-season in your entire history??

    51 seasons: One conference championship, six division titles. 7-12 in the playoffs, all-time. The Seahawks have won more playoff games in the last 6 seasons than the Falcons in 51 years.

    Does it sting too much we have a Lombardi and you don't? You guys had a chance in 2012 and you sh*t the bed vs SF in the NFCCG. What good did it do to beat us when you couldn't beat the 49ers? You had the same off-season as we had, not the Super Bowl Champs. Big difference is the next season, we won it while you watched us win it from your couch.

    I'd advise you to not puff your chest out too much on this board. You guys have a damn good team and I have posted as much in this thread. If I were to put money down on the Super Bowl, I'd pick the Falcons. Seriously. This is probably your best chance, don't blow it! I wouldn't be so quick to dismiss the Seahawks either, as other teams have learned we come up with some crazy mojo in the playoffs sometimes. If our A team shows up (like it did vs NE and CAR and a few others this season), you guys are going to have a dogfight on your hands.

    But, chill the attitude ... you aren't on a Browns fan board. We have become an elite franchise and won a lot of games in the last six seasons. We have earned our place. You haven't earned jack squat yet.

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Re: Anyone else not fear the Falcons?
Fri Jan 06, 2017 8:29 am
  • pcbball12 wrote:First, there is not a chance I am overlooking Detroit so I won't say WHEN we play. But, IF we happen to play in the divisional round I do not see how you can expect Seattle to score 13ish points.

    Atlanta is a great team this year, I have a ton of respect for your squad. However, if you think the game would be a lopsided win if it were to happen again you are mistaken. We will see if it plays out and we get the opportunity to make it happen so we can officially talk more shop and talk matchups and what not.


    The respect is mutual.

    Like I said, the 13 points was sarcasm and no I don't think the game would be lopsided... although it wouldn't surprise me if it was. It all depends on what version of the Seattle offense shows up and whether or not they continue their trend of coming out flat in the first half.

    Seattle's offense is like a box of chocolates... you never know what you're gonna get.

    They could score 30, they could score 6... and like I said, I'm not worried about Atlanta scoring 30.


    AustrianHawk wrote:Statistically one of the worst passing defenses since Earl got injured vs. a offense that seems to have a big play at least once every drive (esp. trough the middle). Yup, I'm affraid.


    ... and just the 3rd team to score on over half their drives... averaging like 3.2 pts per drive. Next closest is the Pats at like 2.7 pts per drive.

    Gonna be fun to watch.

    FlyingGreg wrote:
    Can we at least talk about your franchises absolute lack of success in the post-season in your entire history??

    51 seasons: One conference championship, six division titles. 7-12 in the playoffs, all-time. The Seahawks have won more playoff games in the last 6 seasons than the Falcons in 51 years.


    We can talk about our lack of success all you want. None of it is relevant to 2016. It's been a nice run for the Seahawks these last 5 years... I'll give you that. What did you do the first 35 years though? Not much more than Atlanta when it comes down to it. 1 Super Bowl loss and a whole lot of one and dones?

    FlyingGreg wrote:Does it sting too much we have a Lombardi and you don't? You guys had a chance in 2012 and you sh*t the bed vs SF in the NFCCG. What good did it do to beat us when you couldn't beat the 49ers? You had the same off-season as we had, not the Super Bowl Champs. Big difference is the next season, we won it why you watched us win it from your couch


    It doesn't sting at all... because when you do the math you have the same # of championships as the Rams, Chiefs, Saints, Bears, Bucs and Jets. Sure, it's 1 more than Atlanta has but it's nothing I lose sleep over.

    As for 2012... the defense blew that game. Ryan threw for 400 yards with 3 TDs and spotted the D a 17-0 lead. Can't blame him although people do with all the "Ryan is 1-4 in the playoffs" garbage.

    FlyingGreg wrote:I'd advise you to not puff your chest out too much on this board. You guys have a damn good team and I have posted as much in this thread. If I were to put money down on the Super Bowl, I'd pick the Falcons. Seriously. This is probably your best chance, don't blow it! I wouldn't be so quick to dismiss the Seahawks either, as other teams have learned we come up with some crazy mojo in the playoffs sometimes. If our A team shows up (like it did vs NE and CAR and a few others this season), you guys are going to have a dogfight on your hands.


    Appreciate that... and nobody's puffing their chest. My initial response was to a post trashing Ryan for the 1-4 playoff record and it's went on from there. I'll defend him till the cows come home on that one because all one has to do is look at the games and the stats and know he definitely wasn't to blame for those losses.

    He's MVP this season and yeah, this is Atlanta's best shot. The best team of the Ryan era and I hope we don't blow it either. Lots have picked us to get to Houston... although I think all of them have picked us to lose to the Pats.

    Gotta love the media humping Brady's leg.

    FlyingGreg wrote:But, chill the attitude ... you aren't on a Browns fan board. We have become an elite franchise and won a lot of games in the last six seasons. We have earned our place. You haven't earned jack squat yet.

    :2thumbs:


    No attitude here... LOL... and grats on the 5 year run. Elite... ok, I'll give you that. Just don't use the word "dynasty."
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Re: Anyone else not fear the Falcons?
Fri Jan 06, 2017 8:47 am
  • RussB wrote:
    Sgt. Largent wrote:
    RussB wrote: Matt Ryan's history shows he isnt good in the playoffs and they are very inexperienced and one dimensional in my opinion..


    How is the #2 total offense, #3 passing and #5 rushing one dimensional?

    Your entire post is conjecture, homerism and based on emotion with zero facts to back up your statement.

    Yes we should fear one of best offenses in the league playing at home after the first round bye we were too terrible to get. It's that simple.

    One dimensional because their whole sucess depends on if the offense does good, if the offense gets limited they get lost and defense gives points up. Their defense isnt going to win them any games.

    As for you saying i have no facts i literally listed a number of facts so ill list them again.

    1. Pass rush destroyed them in the first game
    2. 2 Td's were basically free plays which probably wont happen again
    3.Matt ryan is 1-4 in the playoffs
    4. Manhandled them last time

    Those are all cold hard facts my friend.


    We won last time (at home) because Kam punched the ball out on the one yard line and saved our ass. How is that manhandling the Lions?

    Again, I admire your optimism, but that's all it is, optimism. Nothing this team's done over the past month says the Hawk's are blowing anyone out.
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Re: Anyone else not fear the Falcons?
Fri Jan 06, 2017 8:56 am
  • FalconsFanNW wrote:
    pcbball12 wrote:First, there is not a chance I am overlooking Detroit so I won't say WHEN we play. But, IF we happen to play in the divisional round I do not see how you can expect Seattle to score 13ish points.

    Atlanta is a great team this year, I have a ton of respect for your squad. However, if you think the game would be a lopsided win if it were to happen again you are mistaken. We will see if it plays out and we get the opportunity to make it happen so we can officially talk more shop and talk matchups and what not.


    The respect is mutual.

    Like I said, the 13 points was sarcasm and no I don't think the game would be lopsided... although it wouldn't surprise me if it was. It all depends on what version of the Seattle offense shows up and whether or not they continue their trend of coming out flat in the first half.

    Seattle's offense is like a box of chocolates... you never know what you're gonna get.

    They could score 30, they could score 6... and like I said, I'm not worried about Atlanta scoring 30.


    I guess there is plenty good reason to believe Atlanta would have no trouble scoring 30, given that they average above that. But, Seattle usually does a decent job with Ryan. It is one or two big plays here or there. The last outing it was 2 huge miscommunications that lead to 2 big scores. Now I know it would be in Atlanta, but I think putting up 30 in Seattle would be tough. Just my confidence in this defense come playoff time maybe, but I don't think scoring 30 on this team is a given. But again, we will have to wait and see if the opportunity even presents itself.
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Re: Anyone else not fear the Falcons?
Fri Jan 06, 2017 9:16 am
  • SoulfishHawk wrote:Not as ridiculous as how many people are assuming we are one and done around the country :)


    I'm not seeing this at all?? We are 8 point favorites and most I've seen are sticking with Seattle. After that IMO we have less chance than last year which wasn't great. This is why Sherm has been flipping out, he knows the window is on the way down (for him and his "class") .
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Re: Anyone else not fear the Falcons?
Fri Jan 06, 2017 9:25 am
  • The Falcons have the #31 ranked pass defense when it comes to giving up 3rd down conversions............so we better see a lot of long drives by our offense.

    I don't even care if we score at the end of all of them, I just wanna see a good time of possession, FOR BOTH HALVES. Not our typical 75 yards of total offense in the first halve garbage we've been seeing.

    No reason for Russell and the offense to not convert a bunch of 3rd downs.
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Re: Anyone else not fear the Falcons?
Fri Jan 06, 2017 9:53 am
  • Seymour wrote:
    I'm not seeing this at all?? We are 8 point favorites and most I've seen are sticking with Seattle.


    My pick is Seattle 16, Detroit 13.


    Sgt. Largent wrote:The Falcons have the #31 ranked pass defense when it comes to giving up 3rd down conversions............so we better see a lot of long drives by our offense.

    I don't even care if we score at the end of all of them, I just wanna see a good time of possession, FOR BOTH HALVES. Not our typical 75 yards of total offense in the first halve garbage we've been seeing.

    No reason for Russell and the offense to not convert a bunch of 3rd downs.


    Yep... the D is definitely the weakest link of this team although they have played much better since the bye. Beasley has been a beast in year 2 of Quinn's scheme leading the NFL in sacks.

    D still needs a few more pieces but when you score 35 a game how good does the D need to be? So far the offense has made up for the D's deficiencies. We've had 2 good defensive drafts and I hope the trend continues.

    I don't see any defense in the playoffs completely shutting down the Falcons... so it boils down to the same thing it has all season... Can we score enough points? Atlanta went 11-5 playing the toughest schedule in the league and saw some of the best defenses in the league... and scored on all of them.

    The team is battle tested IMHO and the best team of the Ryan era. Can't wait till next week.
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Re: Anyone else not fear the Falcons?
Fri Jan 06, 2017 10:08 am
  • FalconsFanNW wrote:
    The team is battle tested IMHO and the best team of the Ryan era. Can't wait till next week.


    Not sure about battle tested just yet, Ryan and Jones for sure............but how many players are even still around from 2013?

    IMO the Falcons are 1-2 defensive players from being a juggernaut, and can certainly hang with any team in the NFC right now. The best news for you guys is you won't have to play in any bad weather all the way through the SB if you make it that far.
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Re: Anyone else not fear the Falcons?
Fri Jan 06, 2017 10:10 am
  • FalconsFanNW wrote:
    Seymour wrote:
    I'm not seeing this at all?? We are 8 point favorites and most I've seen are sticking with Seattle.


    My pick is Seattle 16, Detroit 13.


    Sgt. Largent wrote:The Falcons have the #31 ranked pass defense when it comes to giving up 3rd down conversions............so we better see a lot of long drives by our offense.

    I don't even care if we score at the end of all of them, I just wanna see a good time of possession, FOR BOTH HALVES. Not our typical 75 yards of total offense in the first halve garbage we've been seeing.

    No reason for Russell and the offense to not convert a bunch of 3rd downs.


    Yep... the D is definitely the weakest link of this team although they have played much better since the bye. Beasley has been a beast in year 2 of Quinn's scheme leading the NFL in sacks.

    D still needs a few more pieces but when you score 35 a game how good does the D need to be? So far the offense has made up for the D's deficiencies. We've had 2 good defensive drafts and I hope the trend continues.

    I don't see any defense in the playoffs completely shutting down the Falcons... so it boils down to the same thing it has all season... Can we score enough points? Atlanta went 11-5 playing the toughest schedule in the league and saw some of the best defenses in the league... and scored on all of them.

    The team is battle tested IMHO and the best team of the Ryan era. Can't wait till next week.


    Seen countless times really good offenses get shut down at the most critical times.

    Any Super Bowl winner will need a very good D to win
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Re: Anyone else not fear the Falcons?
Fri Jan 06, 2017 10:24 am
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Re: Anyone else not fear the Falcons?
Fri Jan 06, 2017 10:40 am
  • Atlanta fans,


    You said it was the defense that was at fault all of Ryans playoffs losses.

    You say those teams were different then the current one.

    So I ask

    What confidence do you have in your defense now that you didn't have then?

    You didn't suddenly build a power house defense like the Giants have... So tell us... what will be different?

    Ryan could put up 30, but can your defense hold?

    Las time you were up by 21 headed to the 4th quarter. A rookie QB named Russell had his career high at the point against you. Absolutely ripped your defense apart in the 4th. So what in the world makes you think your defense will hold us to 6?

    Don't be a fool. Don't wish for a playoff juggernaut to come to your house thinking you can suddenly wipe us out. I guarantee you that the last team actual Falcons players want is to see the Hawks, because they know who we are.
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Re: Anyone else not fear the Falcons?
Fri Jan 06, 2017 10:40 am
  • Sgt. Largent wrote:
    FalconsFanNW wrote:
    The team is battle tested IMHO and the best team of the Ryan era. Can't wait till next week.


    Not sure about battle tested just yet, Ryan and Jones for sure............but how many players are even still around from 2013?

    IMO the Falcons are 1-2 defensive players from being a juggernaut, and can certainly hang with any team in the NFC right now. The best news for you guys is you won't have to play in any bad weather all the way through the SB if you make it that far.


    Battle tested as in regular season schedule but yeah, playoffs are a different animal. Leftover from 2012 are Ryan, Julio... Babs our DT... and 3 special teamers... K, P, LS. So yeah, a lot of playoff rookies. Biggest thing though is our QB has been here and has had an MVP season. Lots of confidence he's gonna get it done. The whole 1-4 playoff record is a bunch of garbage that I've already been over.

    I feel the same way about the defense... a few more pieces are needed. The last 2 drafts netted some solid players. Hope it continues.

    As for the venues... yeah... I wouldn't be nearly as confident has we not gotten the #2 seed. Not worried about playing in Dallas. Was very worried about playing in Seattle.

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    Seen countless times really good offenses get shut down at the most critical times.

    Any Super Bowl winner will need a very good D to win


    For the most part I agree... but it's not like it hasn't been done. There's been a few teams the last few years that have won it all with a 20th ranked defense and a top 5 offense. The 2006 Colts and 2009 Saints... would have to google the rest.

    2011 Giants had the worst D of any champion I believe...

    JAGHAWK wrote:Yeah wasn't Denver one of the top ranked offenses going into SB XLVIII? ;) ;) ;)


    Yep... which is exactly why I'm glad the 2013 Seahawks aren't in these playoffs.
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Re: Anyone else not fear the Falcons?
Fri Jan 06, 2017 11:17 am
  • One of the biggest determinants in this matchup will be Seattle's ability or inability to run the football.

    I think there is a stat that we are 5-0 this year with rushing attempts > 25, but as we know our run game has been in tatters mainly due to injuries to Rawls / Prosise / Wilson / Pope, and Collins seemingly not figuring out his ideal body size early in the year!

    Indications are that Prosise will be able to go for Atlanta, this would be a big benefit on third downs in particular for us. Watching the New England game again, its quite clear what a nice option he gave us.
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Fri Jan 06, 2017 11:41 am
  • ApnaHawk wrote:Atlanta fans,


    You said it was the defense that was at fault all of Ryans playoffs losses.

    You say those teams were different then the current one.


    This team is different. We have ONE remaining defensive starter from the 2012 team.

    ONE.


    ApnaHawk wrote:So I ask

    What confidence do you have in your defense now that you didn't have then?

    You didn't suddenly build a power house defense like the Giants have... So tell us... what will be different?

    Ryan could put up 30, but can your defense hold?


    That's a good question. It's not so much the confidence in the defense... it's the confidence in the offense. Our defense has played better the last 1/3 of the season... and we've got some up and coming stars. (Beasley, Neal, Trufant who's on IR, D. Jones)

    Still, my money is on the offense putting up enough points to allow the D a little wiggle room... as it's been all season.

    ApnaHawk wrote:Las time you were up by 21 headed to the 4th quarter. A rookie QB named Russell had his career high at the point against you. Absolutely ripped your defense apart in the 4th. So what in the world makes you think your defense will hold us to 6?


    Last time was a completely different defense (see one returner starter left over from 2012) and our coach wasn't named Dan Quinn.

    I'm not betting on the defense holding Seattle to 6... but I would bet on Seattle coming out and laying an offensive egg like they've done a lot this season. You won't beat Atlanta kicking field goals.

    ApnaHawk wrote:Don't be a fool. Don't wish for a playoff juggernaut to come to your house thinking you can suddenly wipe us out. I guarantee you that the last team actual Falcons players want is to see the Hawks, because they know who we are.


    Actually I think the Falcons players want this rematch... given the outcome of the game earlier this season and the spotty officiating. Either way it's all good. They came into Seattle and lost by 2... scored at will in the 2nd half... and that was with Earl Thomas. The team is playing a lot better now they they were then. Scary thought.

    Can you say the same about Seattle?
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Fri Jan 06, 2017 12:42 pm
  • FalconsFanNW wrote:They came into Seattle and lost by 2... scored at will in the 2nd half...


    I corrected you in the other thread, but you obviously didn't see it or chose to ignore it. :)

    4th quarter, Atlanta had three posessions. 24 total yards. Zero points. How is that scoring at will?

    Your team got a couple of lucky scores in the 3rd quarter. The rest of the game you were basically shut down.
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Fri Jan 06, 2017 1:07 pm
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    FalconsFanNW wrote:They came into Seattle and lost by 2... scored at will in the 2nd half...


    I corrected you in the other thread, but you obviously didn't see it or chose to ignore it. :)

    4th quarter, Atlanta had three posessions. 24 total yards. Zero points. How is that scoring at will?

    Your team got a couple of lucky scores in the 3rd quarter. The rest of the game you were basically shut down.


    What the most perplexing thing about all this is that ATL fans suddenly think their team is different because of starter changes.

    The team still relies on its offense as it always has. It still has an average defense. The names on the back of jersey's might have changed, but their philosophy and make-up has been the same for years! It will continue to be so because that's the team that's been built and has been successful for them.

    Quinn runs our defense with much weaker personal, we will easily I mean easily put up 20+. You don't have the d-line to pressure us hard or the corners to stick with us.

    Our team might not be the 2013 team, but this team was still 2nd in points allowed on defense. It still as Kam Chancellor, Bobby Wag, KJ wright, Mike B, Clive Avril, Richard Sherman and an even better CB2 in Shead. We have an even better pass rush with Clark now in the mix....

    Falcons fans man....

    Don't be like that "Bartman" dude from last year... Talking so highly off his team when we completely annihilated them in the final game of the season. Make sure you come back, be a man. Not a coward afterwards.
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Fri Jan 06, 2017 1:11 pm
  • Mindsink wrote:
    FalconsFanNW wrote:They came into Seattle and lost by 2... scored at will in the 2nd half...


    I corrected you in the other thread, but you obviously didn't see it or chose to ignore it. :)

    4th quarter, Atlanta had three posessions. 24 total yards. Zero points. How is that scoring at will?

    Your team got a couple of lucky scores in the 3rd quarter. The rest of the game you were basically shut down.


    I guess I didn't see it. I didn't DVR the game or anything but I was talking about the 3rd quarter.

    At any rate, our team is better now than it was then. Should be a great matchup. Your chances will depend on what Seattle offense shows up... the one that scores 6 pts or the one that scores 30 pts.

    We know the Falcons offense is gonna show up.

    ApnaHawk wrote:
    Our team might not be the 2013 team, but this team was still 2nd in points allowed on defense. It still as Kam Chancellor, Bobby Wag, KJ wright, Mike B, Clive Avril, Richard Sherman and an even better CB2 in Shead. We have an even better pass rush with Clark now in the mix....

    Falcons fans man....

    Don't be like that "Bartman" dude from last year... Talking so highly off his team when we completely annihilated them in the final game of the season. Make sure you come back, be a man. Not a coward afterwards.


    Lot of respect for Seattle.

    I'm REALLY looking forward to seeing if Seattle can stop Atlanta's offense on the road while at the same time scoring enough points to win. If the game were here at the Clink I'd be a lot more worried than I am.

    I've already said I'll be here. Win or loss. I'll either be accepting your congrats and good luck wishes in the NFCCG or you'll be accepting mine.

    *Pending the DET game*
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Fri Jan 06, 2017 1:18 pm
  • FalconsFanNW wrote:
    Mindsink wrote:
    FalconsFanNW wrote:They came into Seattle and lost by 2... scored at will in the 2nd half...


    I corrected you in the other thread, but you obviously didn't see it or chose to ignore it. :)

    4th quarter, Atlanta had three posessions. 24 total yards. Zero points. How is that scoring at will?

    Your team got a couple of lucky scores in the 3rd quarter. The rest of the game you were basically shut down.


    I guess I didn't see it. I didn't DVR the game or anything but I was talking about the 3rd quarter.

    At any rate, our team is better now than it was then. Should be a great matchup. Your chances will depend on what Seattle offense shows up... the one that scores 6 pts or the one that scores 30 pts.

    We know the Falcons offense is gonna show up.

    ApnaHawk wrote:
    Our team might not be the 2013 team, but this team was still 2nd in points allowed on defense. It still as Kam Chancellor, Bobby Wag, KJ wright, Mike B, Clive Avril, Richard Sherman and an even better CB2 in Shead. We have an even better pass rush with Clark now in the mix....

    Falcons fans man....

    Don't be like that "Bartman" dude from last year... Talking so highly off his team when we completely annihilated them in the final game of the season. Make sure you come back, be a man. Not a coward afterwards.


    Lot of respect for Seattle.

    I'm REALLY looking forward to seeing if Seattle can stop Atlanta's offense on the road while at the same time scoring enough points to win. If the game were here I'd be a lot more worried than I am.

    I've already said I'll be here. Win or loss. I'll either be accepting your congrats and good luck wishes in the NFCCG or you'll be accepting mine.

    *Pending the DET game*


    Fair and respectable.

    Another thing I'd like to point out is. You keep bringing up an offense that will either put up 6 or 30+.

    Dolphins - Rams - Packers - Arizona have been the only teams that have kept our offense in check.

    The second time we played Arizona we put up 31. The Packers will forever play us extremely tough due the way they lost the NFC championship game against us, plus Russell throwing 6 picks is not a norm. The Bucs will be a serious contender next year. The way those LB's fly around edge to edge is absolutely ridiculous.

    The Dolphins and Rams have one of the best d-lines in all of pro football. You don't have that. Not even close actually.
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Fri Jan 06, 2017 1:26 pm
  • FalconsFanNW wrote:We know the Falcons offense is gonna show up.


    You mean like how your #1 rushing offense showed up against the Eagles in the 2004 NFCCG? ;)

    I don't know how long you've been a Falcons fan, but perhaps you remember in 2004, they lit up the Rams in the divisional round for 47 points, and then their offense laid an egg against the Eagles in the NFCCG, who by the way were the #2 ranked scoring defense at the time, just like the Seahawks are now. :)

    This is the playoffs. Stranger things have happened. Teams have played out of their minds. Teams have inexplicably laid eggs -- especially offensive juggernauts. I've been following the NFL for a long time and have seen this happen over and over. Nothing is certain. There are no guarantees.
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Fri Jan 06, 2017 1:33 pm
  • ApnaHawk wrote:
    Fair and respectable.

    Another thing I'd like to point out is. You keep bringing up an offense that will either put up 6 or 30+.

    Dolphins - Rams - Packers - Arizona have been the only teams that have kept our offense in check.

    The second time we played Arizona we put up 31. The Packers will forever play us extremely tough due the way they lost the NFC championship game against us, plus Russell throwing 6 picks is not a norm. The Bucs will be a serious contender next year. The way those LB's fly around edge to edge is absolutely ridiculous.

    The Dolphins and Rams have one of the best d-lines in all of pro football. You don't have that. Not even close actually.


    Any given Sunday... we were up 42-0 on the Rams before giving up 2 garbage time TD's... the same Rams that beat Seattle 9-3. We doubled up the Cardinals 38-19. Beat the Pack by 1 after ya'll lost by 28... and after a 7 point season opening loss to the Bucs we blew them out by 15 the 2nd time.

    None of this means anything though. If it did we'd be crowning the Browns the NFL's best... because Cleveland beat San Diego who beat Atlanta who beat Green Bay who beat the NYG who beat Dallas. Twice.

    Our defense is based on speed... and is still our weakest link. It's getting better. As someone else said, our D is a couple players away from being a juggernaut.

    Quinn is amazing and I can't wait for the game.


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    FalconsFanNW wrote:We know the Falcons offense is gonna show up.


    You mean like how your #1 rushing offense showed up against the Eagles in the 2004 NFCCG? ;)

    I don't know how long you've been a Falcons fan, but perhaps you remember in 2004, they lit up the Rams in the divisional round for 47 points, and then their offense laid an egg against the Eagles in the NFCCG, who by the way were the #2 ranked scoring defense at the time, just like the Seahawks are now. :)

    This is the playoffs. Stranger things have happened. Teams have played out of their minds. Teams have inexplicably laid eggs -- especially offensive juggernauts. I've been following the NFL for a long time and have seen this happen over and over. Nothing is certain. There are no guarantees.


    I've actually been a fan since the early 80's. We had a QB named Bartkowski and a RB named Andrews.

    I remember 2004... as well as 1998. Not much to remember prior to that. It's apples and oranges though... 1998 our QB was Chris Chandler and we beat a 15-1 Vikings team that was better than us... 2004 we had Vick and got shut down in Philly... 2008-2012 we lost for a variety of reasons... mainly the D... and this 2016 team only has 2 returning offensive starters and 1 defensive starter from the 2012 team.... so it's still apples and oranges.

    Yep it's the playoffs and nothing is guaranteed. I'm fully aware. We could lay and egg and be one and done. Or we could win it all because nobody can stop our offense.

    Gonna be fun to watch.
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Fri Jan 06, 2017 2:16 pm
  • FalconsFanNW wrote:
    ApnaHawk wrote:
    Fair and respectable.

    Another thing I'd like to point out is. You keep bringing up an offense that will either put up 6 or 30+.

    Dolphins - Rams - Packers - Arizona have been the only teams that have kept our offense in check.

    The second time we played Arizona we put up 31. The Packers will forever play us extremely tough due the way they lost the NFC championship game against us, plus Russell throwing 6 picks is not a norm. The Bucs will be a serious contender next year. The way those LB's fly around edge to edge is absolutely ridiculous.

    The Dolphins and Rams have one of the best d-lines in all of pro football. You don't have that. Not even close actually.


    Any given Sunday... we were up 42-0 on the Rams before giving up 2 garbage time TD's... the same Rams that beat Seattle 9-3. We doubled up the Cardinals 38-19. Beat the Pack by 1 after ya'll lost by 28... and after a 7 point season opening loss to the Bucs we blew them out by 15 the 2nd time.

    None of this means anything though. If it did we'd be crowning the Browns the NFL's best... because Cleveland beat San Diego who beat Atlanta who beat Green Bay who beat the NYG who beat Dallas. Twice.

    Our defense is based on speed... and is still our weakest link. It's getting better. As someone else said, our D is a couple players away from being a juggernaut.

    Quinn is amazing and I can't wait for the game.


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    FalconsFanNW wrote:We know the Falcons offense is gonna show up.


    You mean like how your #1 rushing offense showed up against the Eagles in the 2004 NFCCG? ;)

    I don't know how long you've been a Falcons fan, but perhaps you remember in 2004, they lit up the Rams in the divisional round for 47 points, and then their offense laid an egg against the Eagles in the NFCCG, who by the way were the #2 ranked scoring defense at the time, just like the Seahawks are now. :)

    This is the playoffs. Stranger things have happened. Teams have played out of their minds. Teams have inexplicably laid eggs -- especially offensive juggernauts. I've been following the NFL for a long time and have seen this happen over and over. Nothing is certain. There are no guarantees.


    I've actually been a fan since the early 80's. We had a QB named Bartkowski and a RB named Andrews.

    I remember 2004... as well as 1998. Not much to remember prior to that. It's apples and oranges though... 1998 our QB was Chris Chandler and we beat a 15-1 Vikings team that was better than us... 2004 we had Vick and got shut down in Philly... 2008-2012 we lost for a variety of reasons... mainly the D... and this 2016 team only has 2 returning offensive starters and 1 defensive starter from the 2012 team.... so it's still apples and oranges.

    Yep it's the playoffs and nothing is guaranteed. I'm fully aware. We could lay and egg and be one and done. Or we could win it all because nobody can stop our offense.

    Gonna be fun to watch.


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Fri Jan 06, 2017 2:52 pm
  • Assuming the Hawks actually take care of business this weekend, I look forward to a matchup with the Falcons. It'll be a nice throwback to our 2012 playoff game with them, and Atlanta is probably the team I respect the most in the NFC playoffs. I also like Dan Quinn and I think he's done a great job so far.

    One thing to note is that this Atlanta team is much better than the 2012 version that won 13 games. The 2012 team was mediocre, winning lots of close games against a weak schedule. This year's version is legit. The offense is incredible. Matt Ryan has been phenomenal this year and is a legit MVP candidate. His career will always pale in comparison to Tom Brady's, but for this one year he deserves to be in the conversation with him. The defense is weak, but this year's playoffs seem to be lacking in truly great defenses, so I don't think the whole "best defense beats best offense" argument matters as much as usual. And unlike some of the other great offensive teams in the playoffs this year (Patriots, Cowboys, Packers), the Falcons at least have an elite pass rusher in Vic Beasley. That might be enough to give them the edge in a shootout.

    The Patriots are a popular pick, but if it does come down to Falcons versus Patriots in the SB, I'm betting on the Falcons. And if the Hawks somehow manage to get past Atlanta (and Detroit, obviously), I like their chances to go all the way.
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Fri Jan 06, 2017 8:24 pm
  • FlyingGreg wrote:Fear? No. I don't fear anything in the NFL, it's not "real life". I fear losing my kids or my wife.

    But, I get the context.

    When it comes to the Falcons, I think the operative word is respect. That offense is LEGIT. Keep in mind, we barely beat them last time in OUR HOUSE with EARL THOMAS.

    IMO, they will score 30+ on us right now. The only way to beat them is our offense is going to have to have a flawless game:

    -- Eating the clock (which means running the ball) ... we can't let them have the ball more than necessary

    -- No stupid drive killing penalties

    -- 3rd down success

    -- 2015 down-the-stretch Russell, not the current version of him (I still think it's injuries, he just looks a little off)

    We would also need flawless special teams (snaps, extra points, field goals, field position), turnovers from the defense (not their forte anymore), and the kind of pressure we put on Ryan in the first half of the last game.

    They are far from unbeatable, but don't underestimate how good a team they have become.

    For those discounting their defense, I have a name for you: Vic Beasley. That defense has improved a lot, and Quinn knows our predictable offense cold. He will be ready to expose Terrell.

    Loud dome, excited team, excited fan base...this is their best shot to win it all. They will be rested and fired up.



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Re: Anyone else not fear the Falcons?
Sat Jan 07, 2017 4:26 am
  • Falcons fans are disproportionately annoying. Fans of teams that have never won anything just come unglued at every perceived slight.

    If we beat Detroit I wonder how long it will take that turd fuego to show up?
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Sat Jan 07, 2017 7:29 am
  • FalconsFanNW has come here to debate football with stats and he has some really good points.

    Seems like the only attack being thrown his way is the Falcons history. Who cares? The past is in the past. it's not like our history is that appealing anyway
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Re: Anyone else not fear the Falcons?
Sat Jan 07, 2017 7:50 am
  • Seahwkgal wrote:I am not as confident as you about the Lions game and quite honestly, I do not understand why nobody wants to discuss it(the match-up). The Lions are no pushover right now and I really do not want to talk about Atlanta because that is not who we are playing Saturday.


    Agreed.

    Also to the OP in post #1 - good thread.

    I think the Seahawks can win at home - but it will take work.

    After Detroit they'll go to Atlanta which has been playing well and they are rested.

    I'm a Seahawks supporter since day one when I was a kid in the Kingdome - and I'm also realistic.


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Sat Jan 07, 2017 11:05 am
  • chris98251 wrote:
    I liked the Red helmet with Black Falcon better.

    Same here. I'm also a fan of the Seahawks road jerseys over the home. The home has too much dark blue IMO... the whites just look so much better.

    Alexander wrote:Assuming the Hawks actually take care of business this weekend, I look forward to a matchup with the Falcons. It'll be a nice throwback to our 2012 playoff game with them, and Atlanta is probably the team I respect the most in the NFC playoffs. I also like Dan Quinn and I think he's done a great job so far.

    One thing to note is that this Atlanta team is much better than the 2012 version that won 13 games. The 2012 team was mediocre, winning lots of close games against a weak schedule. This year's version is legit. The offense is incredible. Matt Ryan has been phenomenal this year and is a legit MVP candidate. His career will always pale in comparison to Tom Brady's, but for this one year he deserves to be in the conversation with him. The defense is weak, but this year's playoffs seem to be lacking in truly great defenses, so I don't think the whole "best defense beats best offense" argument matters as much as usual. And unlike some of the other great offensive teams in the playoffs this year (Patriots, Cowboys, Packers), the Falcons at least have an elite pass rusher in Vic Beasley. That might be enough to give them the edge in a shootout.

    The Patriots are a popular pick, but if it does come down to Falcons versus Patriots in the SB, I'm betting on the Falcons. And if the Hawks somehow manage to get past Atlanta (and Detroit, obviously), I like their chances to go all the way.


    Excellent post. Thanks. We agree on a lot.

    The 2012 team did play a weak schedule. The 2016 played the toughest... and won 11 games when a lot of people picked us to win 5. The 5 losses were by 22 combined... biggest loss 9 points. Falcons were in ever game this year and could have easily been 14-2 had they secured their 4th quarter leads in the 1 point loss to KC, 2 point loss to SEA and 3 point loss to SD.

    Either way, I'll take it.

    I do think Ryan wins MVP. His performance speaks for itself. Beasley is an absolute beast in year 2 of Quinn's scheme.

    Lots have picked Pats/Falcons and all that I've seen has picked Pats to win. No surprise there... but there isn't a team in the playoffs that worries me because like you said this year's playoffs are lacking truly great defenses.

    Jerhawk wrote:FalconsFanNW has come here to debate football with stats and he has some really good points.

    Seems like the only attack being thrown his way is the Falcons history. Who cares? The past is in the past. it's not like our history is that appealing anyway


    Yep... none of it is relevant. Ryan's 1-4 playoff record doesn't mean jack especially when you look at the points I've brought up already... (He wasn't playing defense in those games)

    Good luck today Seattle.
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Sat Jan 07, 2017 11:29 am
  • Falcons are a very good team. They earned their #2 seed. Dan Quinn is a excellent coach and he's got the dirty birds flying high. I hope the Seahawks play like they are capable of throughout the playoffs. Name one game this season in which the Seahawks played their best ball and lost....I can't. The Seahawks did as much to help their opponents win. Therefore, I believe the only team that beats the Seahawks are the Seahawks. NE is regarded as the best team in NFL. The Seahawks beat them in NE. That's the Seahawk team I hope comes to play in the playoffs. The one thing the Seahawks have over any team in the NFC is that they are battle-tested. They have been to the show twice in the past 3 years.

    If the Seahawks get there, I think the game against the Falcons will be one of the ages. These two teams are very familiar with one another.

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  • I'd rather we not over look the Lions. Our pass defense had been terrible of late and the Lions are a potent passing team.
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Tue Jan 10, 2017 11:12 pm
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    We talked about the Falcons, and the Hawks still beat the Lions :mrgreen:
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Tue Jan 10, 2017 11:18 pm
  • No team should be feared, that's a poor mentality to have.

    All opponents should be respected though. And this Atlanta team has a lot to respect - an MVP candidate at QB, strong oline, a nice stable of backs, a HOFer at WR, young studs littered throughout their defense, and what I think is an excellent head coach who will have his boys up for this one.
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Re: Anyone else not fear the Falcons?
Wed Jan 11, 2017 12:29 am
  • First of all, there are a ton of tickets available for this game. Atlanta is a long ways away, but Seahawks fans travel well. Atlanta got their asses busted for piping in artificial crowd noise (they lost a draft pick over it). Manufacturing crowd noise is laughable, as is the amount of tickets still available for this game. While it's not a neutral site, it might feel like one more than not. Atlanta lost three home games this season, too. They're not unbeatable there. Also, turf - the Seahawks play well on 'fast' surfaces, averaging 27 PPG.

    Atlanta won five of their last six games. The one team they lost to during that stretch, KC, was the only team with a winning record.

    The run game and Thomas Rawls looks to be back, especially with the reintroduction of the Read Option. It was awesome seeing Rawls explode through holes, and looking to hit someone at the end of a run. He played fast, and popped up after most runs while talking shit. Atlanta's run defense was worse than Detroit's during the regular season. I fully expect the run game to be extremely effective.

    That will open things up for RW. I think he has a big day, and playing big in his mind will be avenging the 2013 playoff loss. Atlanta is most people's pick this week, and perhaps rightfully so. But I have this sneaky offense that RW plays his best game of the season on Saturday. Trust was built last week with P-Rich. I think Jimmy will be a big part of the game plan and Baldwin is pretty much uncoverable at this point.

    Not having Earl is a big blow, but don't forget he was a non factor against Atlanta earlier this season. I'm pretty sure he was called the elephant in the room in a thread following the Falcons game. I'd never try to understate Earl's impact, but he had a rough day against them and the defense was without Kam, Clark, and Bennett (for half the game at least, IIRC). Atlanta kicked our defense's ass for one quarter that day, and that can't happen again.

    At some point, belief in this team and what they've accomplished during the PC era has to come in to play. This season has been a labor of love for me, but I wouldn't be one bit surprised if the Seahawks put a beating on the Falcons. They're a good team with a great offense and some big flaws as well, mostly on the defensive side of the ball. If the offense struggles we will lose, but I hope that knowing you're playing a weak defense, the offensive game plan is aggressive and on point.

    I don't fear the Falcons at all. I just don't. If I fear anything, it's that the Seahawks will come out flat and beat themselves.
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Re: Anyone else not fear the Falcons?
Wed Jan 11, 2017 12:30 am
  • FlyingGreg wrote:
    LeftHandSmoke wrote:A big difference this time would be in the already-poor Falcons Pass D now missing their best pass defender, Trufant who has been placed on IR.

    No fear!


    Conversely, we had Earl last time...


    Who was a non factor. Love Earl to death, and we'll miss him this week, but he was a ghost that game.

    No Earl, but we gain Kam, Bennett, and Clark.
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Re: Anyone else not fear the Falcons?
Wed Jan 11, 2017 12:38 am
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    Newsflash:Matty Ice got iced by the LOB last time and probably would again. Your offense can be stopped, once that happens the rails fall off.


    So come do it in our house. You better hold us to like 13 pts cuz I'm pretty sure Seattle won't score much more than that.

    ... and for the love of god get off the Matt Ryan is 1-4 in the playoffs train. We've been over this.

    Loss to GB when the D couldn't force a punt all game
    Loss to SF when the D blew a 17 pt lead. Ryan threw 3 TDs and 400 yards with a 115 QBR
    Loss to Giants when shut down by the same D that beat Patriots
    Loss by 6 points in a wild card game his rookie season

    Can we at least talk about his 1 playoff win? Or does it sting too much?

    @ the mod who PMed me

    Thanks for the reassurance. I'm all for civilized debating and will gladly continue.


    Your "house" isn't anything to worry about. Hawks play well on turf (27 PPG). And you won't have the benefit of piping in crowd noise since the NFL is watching and you lost a draft pick over it. Oh, and you guys lost three times in your house. Seeing there's quite a few tickets remaining for this game.

    We'll see. It's going to be fun.
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Anyone else not fear the Falcons?
Wed Jan 11, 2017 12:54 am
  • For the record FalconsFanNW, I respect the way you've handled yourself in here. Not taking any shit while still being respectful. Well done.

    The Falcons are a damn good team. Me not fearing them isn't a slight towards them, but rather a reflection of how much I believe in this team of mine.

    One thing you've said here that I take issue with is you saying we've had a great five year run. That run is still going, no matter how this season plays out. The Seahawks are still extremely formidable and will be for years. The way you say it almost makes it sound like you think this franchise is about to become a corpse. Don't think so, my man. Maybe I'm reading into your words too much there.
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Re: Anyone else not fear the Falcons?
Wed Jan 11, 2017 3:43 am
  • No reason to fear the Falcons. There's absolutely no need in the play-offs left that does everything better than us. Atlanta's passing game is great but their D is so-so and I'm curious to see how our run game compares. Most likely this will be a very close game but the only reason to fear another team if it looks like you have almost no chance of winning. Makes sense for the Texans to fear the Patriots right now but that's the only play-off match up I'd say that about.
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