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This week Atlanta faces perhaps the most daunting task in the NFL: trying to beat the Seahawks in a prime-time game. During Pete Carroll’s tenure in Seattle, the Seahawks have dominated those games, compiling a 21-3-1 record.

Fortunately, the Falcons have just the guy to do it.

Since Matt Ryan came into the league, he’s played about as well as any quarterback against this vaunted Seattle defense.

Here’s a look at what Ryan has done in his six career games against the Seahawks, including two big playoff victories at home.

Date Passes Yards TD/INT Rating Result
12/9/10 (A)  20/35         174          3/1               87.1             W 34-18
10/2/11 (A)       28/42 291 1/0 94.4 W 30-28
1/13/13* (H) 24/35 250 3/2 93.8 W 30-28
11/10/13 (H) 23/36 172 1/0 84.5 L 33-10
10/16/16 (A) 27/42 335 3/1 102.8 L 26-24
1/14/17* (H) 26/37 338 3/0 125.7 W 36-20

As you can see, Ryan has done quite well and led the Falcons to a 4-2 record against Carroll’s Seahawks. If not for a missed pass interference penalty against Richard Sherman in the October 2016 game, Atlanta could be very well 5-1 with Ryan against Seattle.

The only time Ryan truly got shut down by the Legion of Boom was in the 2013 game, when Seattle’s defense was at its peak in the year they went on to win the Super Bowl by 35 points.

Ryan has even more reason to feel confident about this week’s matchup. Seattle will be playing without Sherman, who is out for the year with an Achilles injury. It’s also possible that strong safety Kam Chancellor will not be available, either.

The Seahawks are expected to be getting free safety Earl Thomas back after he missed a couple of games due to a hamstring injury. Still, with their secondary playing this short-handed it will be extremely tough for them to stop Atlanta’s passing game.

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21 minutes ago, skatebowd said:

I feel this game rests on the defense.If the defense shows up and plays a consistent game we should Leave 6-4

We should be spying Wilson the entire game with their turnstyle OL, he will rarely have time to throw anyway and if we can hamstring his scrambling for first downs they will have like 6 minutes ToP lol.

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6 hours ago, BCEagleATLFalcon said:

The funniest thing I saw last play-off season was a Seahawks fan coming in here talking trash about Ryan's 1-4 playoff record.

First response: "You do realize the '1' is against the Seahawks, right?"

Dude never came back.

Ryan’s playoff failures have been drastically overstated.  Did he crap the bed against the Giants?  Yup.  Was the GB pick 6 a bad decision?  No doubt.  Outside of that his playoff resume is very good.   The one area he could improve on is situational awareness at critical points in the game. Not taking a 15 yard sack etc...

 Ryan’s last five playoff games are the best five game stretch in NFL playoff history in my opinion… 

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4 minutes ago, Falconsin2012 said:

Ryan’s playoff failures have been drastically overstated.  Did he crap the bedagainst the Giants?  Yup.  Was the GB pick 6 a bad decision?  No doubt.  Outside of that his playoff resume is very good.   The one area he could improve on is situational awareness at critical points in the game. Not taking a sacks etc...

 Ryan’s last five playoff games are the best five game stretch in NFL playoff history in my opinion… 

Just like Julio's unbelievable catch, Ryan's playoff performance last post-season is a forgotten footnote.

And it's such a shame, because, YES, it was historic. 

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12 minutes ago, Falconsin2012 said:

Ryan’s playoff failures have been drastically overstated.  Did he crap the bedagainst the Giants?  Yup.  Was the GB pick 6 a bad decision?  No doubt.  Outside of that his playoff resume is very good.   The one area he could improve on is situational awareness at critical points in the game. Not taking a sacks etc...

 Ryan’s last five playoff games are the best five game stretch in NFL playoff history in my opinion… 

Ryan’s playoff performance ‘failures’ are just more media myth, just as Ben Roethlisberger’s playoff “successes” are.

https://www.pro-football-reference.com/leaders/pass_rating_career_playoffs.htm

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6 minutes ago, BCEagleATLFalcon said:

Just like Julio's unbelievable catch, Ryan's playoff performance last post-season is a forgotten footnote.

And it's such a shame, because, YES, it was historic. 

Difference is JJ is recognized as the best in the business.  Ryan is still not appreciated as he should be. He made one bad decision in the SB: the late sack.  With a 7 step drop and 2 of his lineman injured, it’s a one read route and then throw it out of bounds.  Outside of that play he was near perfect.  Brady had about 6 boneheaded plays...but the narrative says Matt melted.

Give Ryan a dominant Belichick defense to lean on and he would have titles in 2012, 2016 & possibly his rookie year.

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2 hours ago, lostnmexico said:

This week Atlanta faces perhaps the most daunting task in the NFL: trying to beat the Seahawks in a prime-time game. During Pete Carroll’s tenure in Seattle, the Seahawks have dominated those games, compiling a 21-3-1 record.

Fortunately, the Falcons have just the guy to do it.

Since Matt Ryan came into the league, he’s played about as well as any quarterback against this vaunted Seattle defense.

Here’s a look at what Ryan has done in his six career games against the Seahawks, including two big playoff victories at home.

Date Passes Yards TD/INT Rating Result
12/9/10 (A)  20/35         174          3/1               87.1             W 34-18
10/2/11 (A)       28/42 291 1/0 94.4 W 30-28
1/13/13* (H) 24/35 250 3/2 93.8 W 30-28
11/10/13 (H) 23/36 172 1/0 84.5 L 33-10
10/16/16 (A) 27/42 335 3/1 102.8 L 26-24
1/14/17* (H) 26/37 338 3/0 125.7 W 36-20

As you can see, Ryan has done quite well and led the Falcons to a 4-2 record against Carroll’s Seahawks. If not for a missed pass interference penalty against Richard Sherman in the October 2016 game, Atlanta could be very well 5-1 with Ryan against Seattle.

The only time Ryan truly got shut down by the Legion of Boom was in the 2013 game, when Seattle’s defense was at its peak in the year they went on to win the Super Bowl by 35 points.

Ryan has even more reason to feel confident about this week’s matchup. Seattle will be playing without Sherman, who is out for the year with an Achilles injury. It’s also possible that strong safety Kam Chancellor will not be available, either.

The Seahawks are expected to be getting free safety Earl Thomas back after he missed a couple of games due to a hamstring injury. Still, with their secondary playing this short-handed it will be extremely tough for them to stop Atlanta’s passing game.

We had no Julio, hobbled Roddy, and a late to practice Gonzalez that year (13)

 

 

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2 hours ago, BCEagleATLFalcon said:

Just like Julio's unbelievable catch, Ryan's playoff performance last post-season is a forgotten footnote.

And it's such a shame, because, YES, it was historic. 

The biggest takeaway is statistically, Ryan is the only QB to perform that well during a postseason, and still lose the Superbowl.

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4 hours ago, BCEagleATLFalcon said:

Just like Julio's unbelievable catch, Ryan's playoff performance last post-season is a forgotten footnote.

And it's such a shame, because, YES, it was historic. 

One of the things I hate the most about losing the Super Bowl. Basically it’s all forgotten. It was historic.  And Julio‘s catch might have gone down as the greatest in Super Bowl history if we had won. But long forgotten now.  All that is talked about now is Edelman’s catch. 

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1 minute ago, octoslash said:

 As Ella Fitzgerald might say,

It don't mean a thing if you ain't got that ring. 

 

And they barely won that playoff game in 2012.  Frustrating game to attend, although the party was great afterwards.  But we all knew they wouldn't beat SF letting that happen again, and that was their best shot at the elusive ring.  Still fuming over that one.

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10 hours ago, Mega Flare said:

And they barely won that playoff game in 2012.  Frustrating game to attend, although the party was great afterwards.  But we all knew they wouldn't beat SF letting that happen again, and that was their best shot at the elusive ring.  Still fuming over that one.

We were up 17-0 & 10 yards from Superbowl ...smh!!

 

 

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17 hours ago, BCEagleATLFalcon said:

Just like Julio's unbelievable catch, Ryan's playoff performance last post-season is a forgotten footnote.

And it's such a shame, because, YES, it was historic. 

Ryan had SB MVP wrapped up if not for........................

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