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NFL Playoffs Capsule-Seahawks at Falcons

By The Associated Press
    2013-01-10 12:05

SEATTLE (12-5) at ATLANTA (13-3)

Sunday, 1 p.m. ET, Fox

OPENING LINE - Falcons by 3

RECORD VS. SPREAD - Seattle 12-5; Atlanta 9-6-1

SERIES RECORD - Seahawks lead 8-5

AP PRO32 RANKING - Seahawks No. 5; Falcons No. 4

LAST MEETING - Falcons beat Seahawks 30-28, Oct. 2, 2011

LAST WEEK - Seahawks beat Redskins 24-14; Falcons had bye.

SEAHAWKS OFFENSE - OVERALL (17), RUSH (3), PASS (27)

SEAHAWKS DEFENSE - OVERALL (4), RUSH (10), PASS (6)

FALCONS OFFENSE - OVERALL (8), RUSH (29), PASS (6)

FALCONS DEFENSE - OVERALL (24), RUSH (21), PASS (23)

STREAKS, STATS AND NOTES - Teams meeting in playoffs for first time. Falcons have won last three games in regular-season series, including wins in Seattle in 2010 and 2011. ... WR Julio Jones had 11 catches for 127 yards and Michael Turner ran for two touchdowns in win over Seattle last season. ... Seattle coach Pete Carroll is 0-3 against Atlanta. Falcons coach Mike Smith is 2-0 against Seahawks. ... Seahawks have outscored opponents 217-74 in six-game winning streak. ... Seattle overcame 14-point deficit, largest of season, in last week's win at Washington for first road playoff victory since 1983. ... Including last week's win, Seahawks have scored more than 20 points in 10 consecutive games. ... QB Russell Wilson's 27 TD passes, including playoffs, are most by rookie in NFL history. He also has rushed for four TDs, all in last four games. ... Wilson had 100.0 passer rating in regular season, only second rookie to reach that mark. Wilson has seven TD passes and one interception in last four games. ... RB Marshawn Lynch tied franchise record with 132 yards rushing against Redskins. Lynch set career high and ranked third in NFL with 1,590 yards rushing. Lynch has rushed for 100 yards in nine of last 11 games. ...Since November 2011, Lynch leads NFL with 2,663 yards rushing, including playoffs. Lynch was chosen for third Pro Bowl. ... RB Michael Robinson had first career postseason TD last week. ... WRs Sidney Rice and Golden Tate share team lead with seven TD catches. Rice had 52-yard TD catch against Falcons last year. ... Seahawks led NFL with fewest points (245) and TDs (25) allowed in regular season. Seattle allowed 203 net yards - 99 passing and 104 rushing - last week against Redskins. ... CB Richard Sherman tied for second in NFL with eight INTs. ... DE Bruce Irvin led NFL rookies with eight sacks. Irvin to start following injury to DE Chris Clemons. ... Another rookie, LB Bobby Wagner, leads Seattle with 139 tackles. ... S Earl Thomas had first postseason INT against Redskins. ... Falcons 0-4 in playoffs since win over Rams in 2004 divisional round. ... Falcons have reached playoffs in four of five seasons, including three straight for first time in franchise history. Falcons are 0-3 in playoffs with Smith and QB Matt Ryan. ... Ryan's 56 regular-season wins as starter are most by any quarterback in first five seasons. ... Ryan set franchise records with 4,719 yards passing, 32 TD passes, 422 completions, 615 attempts and 68.6 completion percentage. Ryan has career-high 99.1 passer rating. ... Including playoffs, Ryan is 33-6 at Georgia Dome. .... Ryan made every start this season for fourth time in five seasons. His only two missed starts came in 2009. ... Falcons 32-1 when Ryan has QB rating of at least 100. ... Ryan has 71.2 rating with three TD passes, four INTs, in three playoff games. Ryan was under 200 yards passing in each of three playoff losses, twice finishing with 199 yards. ... Falcons' 369.1 net yards per game are second best team history. ... RB Michael Turner led team with 10 TDs rushing, fifth straight season with 10 or more TDs. ... Turner's 800 yards rushing set low mark for his five seasons with Falcons, and his 3.6 yards per carry was career low. ... Turner's 62 TDs rushing since joining Falcons in 2008 are second most in NFL. ... Jones (1,198) and WR Roddy White (1,351) are first Falcons teammates to reach 1,000 yards receiving in same season since 1998. White has reached mark team-record six straight years. White's 585 catches since 2007, including playoffs, lead NFC. ... Jones has 133 catches for 2,157 yards and 18 TDs in first two seasons. ... TE Tony Gonzalez selected to 13th Pro Bowl. Gonzalez joined by teammates Ryan and WR Julio Jones on Pro Bowl roster. ... Gonzalez has fifth season with 90-plus catches, most by TE in NFL history. He has NFL-record 14 consecutive seasons with at least 60 catches. Streak began after he had 59 catches with Kansas City in second NFL season in 1998. ... DE John Abraham leads NFL active players with 126 sacks, including team-high 10 this season. LBs Stephen Nicholas and Sean Weatherspoon share Falcons lead with 95 tackles. ... CB Asante Samuel has INT in three straight games. Samuel holds NFL postseason record with four career interception returns for TDs. Samuel's seven career INTs in playoffs tied for sixth in NFL history and rank second among active players. ... S Thomas DeCoud led Atlanta with six INTs, second most among NFL safeties. DeCoud and William Moore (four) were only duo of safeties to each have at least four INTs.

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