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Falcons vs. Seahawks: a quick look at the series history

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Atlanta Falcons v Seattle Seahawks Photo by Otto Greule Jr/Getty Images

The 1-6 Falcons are scheduled to take on the 5-2 Seahawks tomorrow and I’ll be frank, it’s going to get ugly. That is, unless the Falcons suddenly evolve into a competent football team. Given that such a dramatic turn of events is unlikely, it’s best to prepare yourself for another embarrassing loss.

But before we are forced to endure another infuriating, head-scratching performance by our favorite football team, let’s take a quick look at the series history.

The Seahawks currently lead this series 10-8. But that said, they’ve lost 6 of their last 8 games against the Falcons. (And that takes us all the way back to December 2007.) It’s been almost two years since these teams have faced off during the regular season. Matt Ryan is 5-2 against the Seahawks since he was drafted and Russell Wilson is 2-3 against the Falcons since he was drafted.

For what it’s worth, this series dates back to November 7, 1976. The Seahawks won that game 30-13.

The Falcons won 34-31 on the road the last time these two teams played during the regular season. That was in November 2017, about 10 months after the Falcons knocked the Seahawks out of the playoffs in January 2017, so it was an important game for Pete Carroll’s squad. The game included an Adrian Clayborn fumble return for a touchdown and a rare Levine Toilolo touchdown. Julio Jones only had 5 catches on the day, but 4 of those catches resulted in a first down. Kemal Ishmael, Grady Jarrett, and Takk McKinley all had sacks that day.

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