As is the case with most teams the Falcons have squared off against, the Seattle Seahawks have a winning record all-time against Atlanta, with an 11-8 mark. Unlike most teams, they do not have a winning record against Atlanta in the playoffs, where the Falcons are 2-0 against them with impressive victories in both the 2012 and 2016 postseasons. There are some good memories in this rivalry, in other words.
In years past I’ve asked you to pick one player from an opposing team to add to the Falcons each week, but I’m sure you guys have gotten tired of picking over rosters at this point, so we’re trying something new. The prompt is a simple one: What is your favorite memory ever from a Falcons-Seahawks game?
Mine’s an easy one. The defining final drive by Matt Ryan and company to push into field goal range for Matt Bryant is the stuff of legends and the “let’s get this poor playoff reputation off my back” drive for Ryan, and it set up a 30-28 victory over Seattle that propelled the Falcons to the first playoff win of the Mike Smith and Ryan era. Ryan would go on to have better games in future playoffs, but the narrowness of the final score and the always cool and collected Bryant sealing a come-from-behind win is a sweet moment in this franchise’s history, no matter how you slice it.
What is your favorite memory?