Future Pops up on Atlanta Falcons Sideline Before Game Against Seattle Seahawks

Ruben Hill
January 15, 2017

Dan Quinn, the head coach for the Falcons, has confirmed that there will be no shady performances during this weekend's game.

Quinn said the defense has really grown since a tough loss at Philadelphia, which was followed by a bye in Week 11.

"Just getting guys back to healthy, "Jones said of the extra week". The game was rescheduled to a later time due to an expected ice storm in parts of the Great Plains.

However, every National Football League fan lives in hope that this weekend will provide a much closer slate of match-ups to make staying up until the early hours of the morning worth it.

Hard to blame them.

Yet as they trudged off the Georgia Dome field and up the tunnel to their locker room, the Seahawks could hear an upbeat voice already talking "Next year!" But the foundation of the relationship between Quinn and Bennett was created in that short time. The Falcons feature the league's most potent pass offense. The Dak Prescott-Zeke Elliott combo hasn't faltered all season, but the playoffs can be a different animal. The NFL fined the Falcons $300,000, docked them a draft pick and suspended team president Rich McKay from the league's competition committee. Alex Smith's underrated athletic ability will be a key in this one as the Steelers have done a much better job of getting after the opposing QB in the second half of the season. In their last meeting, the Seahawks beat the Falcons 26-24 in October.

"I'd say 16 is around that mark. Michael Bennett suffered a knee injury in the contest and played only 43 snaps. Does it scare you that much? First, I am going to count on the Texans not gifting the Patriots any points like they did when Charles James (remember him?) fumbled a first-quarter kickoff deep in Texans territory".

Series history: This is the ninth meeting in the series that includes the postseason and the Patriots lead 7-1, including 1-0 in the playoffs. But Wagner agrees that his understanding of the passing game is the big reason he's making enough tackles to lead the NFL. "It will be the same atmosphere for us".

"At the end of the day, one play doesn't define a game", Jones told reporters this week in advance of Saturday's game. An Oct. 12, 2014, game against the Bears was another chapter in that saga.

Green Bay is now riding a seven-game winning streak and the team has won the previous five meetings with the Cowboys-although none of those came versus Prescott and Elliott, two of the league's best rookies.

Ryan committed two turnovers in that game, resulting in 10 points for the thieving Seahawks, including the winning 44-yard field goal by Steven Hauschka with 1:57 left following a Ryan interception at midfield.

Entering last week's wildcard match-up, the Giants defense played on a very high-level, but the Packers toyed with them, putting up 38 points led by QB Aaron Rodgers, who is in a zone right now. Even without Jordy Nelson for most of the game, who suffered two broken ribs on a brutal hit along the sideline, Rodgers routinely extended plays and found open receivers all over the place. That 30-28 win at the Georgia Dome launched the Falcons into the conference championship against the Jim Harbaugh-coached San Francisco 49ers a week later.

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