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It will be tough without Thomas calling the shots in the defensive backfield, but they have to be confident knowing they still have somebody like Lane who's come through in the biggest playoff moments. The loss to Seattle dropped the Falcons to 4-2 and they were 7-3 the rest of the way. I'm not not going to play Future because of a certain team or player...

Point spread: The Falcons opened as 3.5-point favorites. Before the NFC festivities get underway, let's unleash some bold predictions for this playoff clash.

Last weekend against Detroit Thomas Rawls and the base running game was rolling so well, the Seahawks didn't call planned runs for Wilson. "What does change is a player's versatility", Quinn said. What looked a week ago like a bloodbath between unfairly matched teams now just looks like a bloodbath, which suits Seattle just fine.

Seattle Seahawks running back C.J. Prosise (shoulder) will return to practice this week. They brought their famed physicality, getting to Matthew Stafford's body (three sacks) and making sure that Detroit wouldn't get to his passes (56 per cent completion for a mere 202 yards).

Winners get two tickets to the game, airfare for two from Sea-Tac Airport, a two-night stay at a hotel, and a $300 gift card.

"We felt like we had a chance to win that game".

The Falcons won their final four games, but haven't really faced a legitimate opponent since dropping that heartbreaker to the Chiefs. The Falcons' hopes for a late comeback ended on an incompletion from quarterback Matt Ryan to Jones. And even if he isn't, he still may be the MVP. If they see it, they'll call it. There is no match up.

The matchup between Jones and Sherman will be one to watch Saturday, and not just for potential penalties. So it's not an X-Factor if the Seahawks know coming in it's a match up they're going to lose.

Falcons coach Dan Quinn had a discussion with National Football League vice president of officiating Dean Blandino after the Week 6 no-call.

Rookie middle linebacker Deion Jones' speed will be a key factor for the Falcons in slowing down Wilson and minimizing explosive runs.

Trend: The Seahawks are 0-8 SU in their last eight games in the playoffs as road underdogs.

After three weeks of averaging under 80 yards on the ground to end the regular season, the Seahawks exploded for 177 yards against the Lions. So, if he doesn't face a lot of pressure, Ryan could have a big day.

After last week's chalk results, everybody is going to search for an upset this week. "I'm physical myself. So we'll see how it goes". Ryan was second in the league with 4,944 passing yards, a franchise record, his sixth-consecutive 4,000-yard season, which is the second-longest streak in the history of the NFL.

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