NFL Playoff Bracket 2017: Picture, Schedule After Saturday’s Divisional Round

January 15, 2017   ·     ·   Jump to comments

The Atlanta Falcons came into the divisional playoff round as the No. 2 seed in the NFC playoffs, but there were many questions about head coach Dan Quinn's team.
Despite their 11-5 record and one of the most dangerous offensive attacks in the league, how would the Falcons stack up against a hard-nosed, defensively oriented team like the Seattle Seahawks?
Quarterback Matt Ryan and the Falcons answered that question decisively. The offense was balanced and productive against the Seahawks, and the Falcons registered a 36-20 victory at the Georgia Dome.
Ryan, who is in contention for the regular-season MVP award, continued his sharp play against the Seahawks. He completed 26 of 37 passes for 338 yards with three touchdowns, and he did not have an interception.
As strong as Ryan's performance was, he received a solid contribution from the Atlanta running game. Tevin Coleman and Devonta Freeman combined for 102 yards and a touchdown, and that was good enough to take some...

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