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.
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.
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.
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."