Seahawks draw within a score after Ryan interception

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The Falcons answered one Seattle touchdown drive with an impressive drive of their own, but they couldn’t do it a second time and we’ve got a close game in Atlanta.

Russell Wilson flicked a short touchdown pass to Zach Miller with 9:13 left in the fourth quarter to pull within 27-21 after falling behind 27-7 in the third quarter. It’s Wilson’s second touchdown pass and he’s also run for a score to bring the Seahawks new life after getting shut out in the first half. Wilson’s hit 10 straight passes for 185 yards in addition to those touchdowns.

If the Seahawks do complete the comeback, Matt Ryan’s throw with just over 11 minutes to play will be one that lives in infamy in Atlanta. Ryan overthrew a well-covered Roddy White and Seahawks safety Earl Thomas picked the ball off to halt the momentum of a Falcons offense that has been extremely effective running the ball on Sunday afternoon.

They’ll need to get back on track offensively quick or the Seahawks could find themselves as the owners of a second straight comeback playoff win on the road.

82 responses to “Seahawks draw within a score after Ryan interception

  1. You’d think the Falcons would start paying more attention to Zach Miller by now.

    Weight of the world on Matt Ryan’s shoulders. He needs to finally grow up and stop throwing horrible looking picks.

  2. Imagine Joe Montana all tatted up with an over sized ball cap a goofy facial manscape on and no Super Bowl rings ! Iam glad I can’t !

  3. Even a 9 year old Madden player knows that you don’t throw the long ball in the 4th quarter with a 2 TD lead with 11 minutes to play.

    That was the worst possible choice he could make. I’d love to hear his explanation in the post game press conference.

    LOL @ the fact that he was talking about being a changed team in the pre-game promos.

  4. Pathetic, Atlanta. Just pathetic. While the Seahawks were making halftime adjustments the Falcons want to rely on letting the clock run out with some help from Matt Ryan’s perennial playoff flop. Four quarters Atlanta. Not two.

  5. Too funny reading all the know it all’s in the previous article and then this.
    Seems to me Atlanta still won’t be getting over the hump yet again.
    Sherman, you got burned, be a man about it. I liked your chirping but that wasn’t the time for a golf clap

  6. Not a 49er fan, but they certainly will have an easy game next weak whichever one of these two pathetic teams wins this thing. San Fran will kill either of these teams.

  7. Too bad, Seattle. Good season. You guys would have more fans if loudmouths like Richard Sherman would be just a little more humble.

  8. HAHA!! Yes!! Never been so happy those overrated Seahawks lost. And it’s not so much the Seakhawks. I respect the team, for the most part. It’s their douchy overbearing fans that make me sick. The only thing worse than the Jets is a Seahawks fan and that’s saying something. How does it feel, Seahawks fans, to know god hates you?!? Huh? Suck it! So happy you lost. Take your ball and go home. Ha! Go (home) Seahawks! THAT’S for that bs call “beating” Green Bay. So freaking happy that the refs were Steelers fans in the Superbowl and screwed you.

  9. Pete Carroll officially blew that game trying to ice the kicker. Maybe he’s learned his lesson now.

  10. It’s funny reading how the comments changed as the score kept changing.

    What a wild game.

    Would loved to have seen niners-hawks part 3, but the Falcons earned it.

  11. Sneaky Pete…”Who the hell called a time out? What the eff are you guys doing out there? We got robbed!”

    Upon further review and watchign the replay – it was YOU who called the time out Pete Caroll you SNIVELING SLIME BALL!

    LYING, CHEATING, STEALING their way to to the top of EVERYONE’s public enemy #1 list!

    Niners by a MILE in the NFCCG!

  12. Close, but no Cigar. Can’t believe lame hawk fans actually thought they were going to win. Lol, I don’t know what’s worse, Falcons in the playoffs or Seahawks fans thinking they’re “contenders.” Have a nice ride home chickens!!!

  13. After seeing an absolute beast of a hat-trick of playoff games so far this weekend, I just want to point out two negatives that are seriously making football extremely difficult to watch. First, when did we reach a point in our society that we are so willing to accept being absolutely inundated with advertising? We are watching anywhere from 35-47 minutes of advertising during a 3 hour broadcast of a 60 minute football game! It has gotten way out of hand, and I would love to see more people in the industry take a stand on this. It is simply outrageous. Most countries in Europe have legislation in place that allows their soccer fans to watch an entire match while only being interrupted by commercials before the game and at halftime. Football fans are some of the greatest in the world, and we deserve better than this.

    Side note: CBS and FOX are in dire need of some half-decent announcers. Joe Buck and Brian Billick were an absolute abomination today.

  14. Congrats Falcons fans! Yet another playoff game that fails to disappoint and what a wkend of football! Not a fan of either team today, but spare me with the player of the game talk surrounding matt ryan. He made dumb decisions down the stretch that really cost the team. He should be grateful to the leg of Matt Bryant.

  15. Wilson kid needs to learn how to be a pocket passer. This game is no place for college style offenses and scrambling and a scrambling QB can’t win in this league. Be will learn how fast this game is in a few years.

  16. NFL has to change that rule. If a kicker, as Bryant did, takes a practice kick when a timeout has been called it should be a 5 yd. penalty. He took and missed a practice FG, adjusted his mistake, and made the next one. Totally bush and cheap and characteristic of a member of a classless organization like the falcons. You will have your doors blown off next Sunday so enjoy your week, cheaters.

  17. Russel Wilson is an elite QB. He was only a rookie had a great season and gave his team the lead with 31 seconds and coming back from 20 in the 4th. This kid is special

  18. Healthy QBs are pretty hard to defend huh? It was so much fun watching that overrated S-talking D get WORKED. It’s okay seahawk fans. Maybe it’s time to curl up with a big cup of overpriced coffee and tie-dye some lime green shirts.Maybe listen to some alt-rock. Look at the bright side I hear weather in Seattle is nice this time of year- oh wait.

  19. Bye Bye Seattle, Bye Bye Richard Sherman, beat the traffic. Hahahahaha. Couldn’t happen to a better Organization! They have a slimy Coach and a bunch of Punks for players. Hahaha. Had they played against a healthy RG3 last week, they would have been stomped last week. Go away Seattle, u will never win a SB. Hahaha

  20. As a hawks fan I’m proud of my team, for all you guys saying we are the most annoying fans is totally inaccurate. Great win Atlanta, I hope the 49ers get smashed next week

  21. Gutsy game by Atlanta and their all-galaxy TE Tony Gonzales – the Falcon flat-out had more weapons than the Seahawks could stop today, and Gonzalez was a big part of that. It will be fun seeing the Falcons and 49ers square off next week.

  22. If you intent is to NOT call a timeout, why say anything at all and risk confusion. Couldn’t happen to a better guy. Have a nice offseason Carroll

  23. Where’s KattyKathy now?

    Tell us about the vaunted Seattle defense. Tell us how tough the NFC West is. Tell us how the Seahawks are the team of destiny.

    It’s very difficult to get the Hail Mary to work when Tate has nobody to push off on and the game is played 11 on 11.

    The Seatlle Seahawk – ZERO world championships in over a quarter century of existence.

  24. Poor time management at the half and poor play calling in the redzone early cost Seattle the game. Bad coaching. Russell Wilson is the real deal. Anyone who says different doesn’t know football.

  25. Did anyone notice there was 31 seconds left when Matt Ryan drove Bryant into field goal range? Exact amount of time Peyton Manning had in the Ravens Broncos game when fox chose to down the ball and go to overtime. Both teams had two timeouts as well. Maybe Fox should look at his roster sheet again and see who he has starting at QB before being hasty to go to OT.

    What a playoff weekend so far.

  26. Boy Bradleys defense really stopped Atlanta with 31 seconds left on that last drive.To listen to some Eagles fans you’d think the Seahawks defense was as good as the 85 Bears.

  27. As people that have been watching falcon games games all year long know, That’s why they call him Matty Ice. No Falcon fan was worried with 31 seconds left.

    Also, the Falcons just beat a better version of the niners.

  28. Uh-oh. I wanted Seattle to win. Atlanta is pretty terrifying, especially in the dome. They have confidence. My Niners are still learning as they go. In any case, we beat Green Bay, which is what matters.

  29. 49 lover, you wanted to play a team the just beat you down by 30 a month ago? The hawks did you a favor, you will beat the falcons by double digits and would have lost to the Seahawks.

  30. Not a Falcons or Seahawks fan but what a game! Let’s see if the Texans can bring some game and make it the best playoff weekend ever.

  31. Best thing about the game is that Sneaky Pete’s coaching singlehandedly cost his team nine points. Couldn’t be a more fitting end for the Seahawks.

  32. Go away redskin fans. You guys are just like your team: talk trash non stop then when someone else talks trash back, you cry about how mean they are. Keep making excuses, losers. You won’t even sniff the playoffs next year.

  33. So what will be the terrible injustice that cost the Seahawks the game? Will lip readers determine that Carroll actually said “No time out” but the evil ref didn’t hear the “No”? Did the Falcons use a top secret laser to guide the ball? Was the Seattle locker room infused with some kind of anti- Adderall substance? There’s got to have been some kind of conspiracy- no way they got beat on the field, just no way. Maybe the Falcons were wearing enchanted jockstraps.

  34. Hate on Seattle fans all you want, but anyone calling Russell Wilson a fraud simply has no respect for the game of football after that performance. Just admit you wish your team would’ve picked him, and that you’re jealous the Seahawks have him to terrorize your team for te next 10 years. Get a clue.

  35. tcskins says:Jan 13, 2013 4:32 PM

    Wilson kid needs to learn how to be a pocket passer. This game is no place for college style offenses and scrambling and a scrambling QB can’t win in this league. Be will learn how fast this game is in a few years.

    Yeah,because almost 400 yards passing isn’t impressive or anything. Good lord, man!

  36. “49 lover, you wanted to play a team the just beat you down by 30 a month ago? The hawks did you a favor, you will beat the falcons by double digits and would have lost to the Seahawks.”

    Yeah 49lover don’t you know the Seahawks lost on purpose so your boys could go to the Super Bowl? And the Seahawks are the better team since they lost the division to the 49ers as well have been eliminated from the playoffs while the 49ers play on.

    I would say give me a break to this “logic”, but it’s coming from a Seahawks fan. Nothing more needs to be said. Maybe next year the Hawks will get close to having something in that empty trophy case, but that is a stretch.

  37. Falcon’s played a great game. Wilson was a true franchise QB even in the loss. He took them down the field for the game winner, the defense let them down like they have a few times this year. Pete coached a great season but I hate trying to ice the kicker. Go luck to the Falcons. Great games this weekend.

  38. Matt Ryan chokes himself into a last second win with a 20 point lead. Unbelievable. Dude isn’t anything close to elite. If they do make it to Nola for the SuperBowl I will be throwing an egg party. (No pun intended). A lil egg on the face never hurt. Lol

  39. dstep24 says:
    Jan 13, 2013 5:28 PM
    Hate on Seattle fans all you want, but anyone calling Russell Wilson a fraud simply has no respect for the game of football after that performance. Just admit you wish your team would’ve picked him, and that you’re jealous the Seahawks have him to terrorize your team for te next 10 years. Get a clue.

    —-
    empty bravado for fan of a team that’s won squat in history.

  40. Seahawks fans are outta control. Have fun in the offseason, you guys are losers this year, the rafs are the only reason this game was close.

    Marshawh lynch = choker- could not put the team on his back- 1 yard per carry

  41. @sweetnlow44

    Really? I guess u can see into the future. Skins were picked to win 3 games this year and made the Playoffs! I guess Griff being hurt had NOTHING to do with the Seahawks D looking good. What was the score when Griff was somewhat healthy. I remember, it was 14-0. Does that ring a bell? Idiot

  42. Hey bobhk, so a team that has only Been to one Super Bowl, their fans should never say anything positive ever? They should never show belief or confidence? They should never back their “guys”? Have some class…

  43. beastmode5150 says:

    Another niner fan that can’t read. Go stab an opposing fan.
    ———————

    Classy statement. No wonder the username you use represents a player who has gotten into his fair share of off-the field trouble.

    The gentleman you mentioned actually read your statement just fine. You said the Seahawks would win if they played the Niners this week based on a big win a month ago. Sorry, but one game doesn’t guarantee future success. Educated football fans know this.

  44. I feel bad for Russell Wilson. Poor clock management at the end of the first half cost them the game. And Jim Nance said that Pete Carroll said that it was Wilson’s fault for not throwing the ball away and getting sacked. That’s a coach that can only be called a first class jerkoff.

  45. mb1265 says: Jan 13, 2013 4:41 PM

    The Seatlle Seahawk – ZERO world championships in over a quarter century of existence.

    ————————-

    So what? You do realize that even though we’ve been around for 36 years, were still a younger franchise in the league. It took Pittsburgh 41 years before they won their first championship? It took the Patriots 42 years.

    We’ll get ours someday.

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