Welcome to PatsFans.com

Divisional Round Breakdown: Seahawks at Falcons

Discussion in 'NFL Football Forum' started by Deus Irae, Jan 9, 2013.

Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.
  1. Deus Irae

    Deus Irae PatsFans.com Retired Jersey Club PatsFans.com Supporter

    Joined:
    Oct 10, 2006
    Messages:
    41,881
    Likes Received:
    396
    Ratings:
    +1,157 / 52 / -64

    Disable Jersey

    The time draws near. I thought it might be nice for each matchup to have threads for the thoughts and wisdom of those on the board and elsewhere. So, have at it...
  2. Deus Irae

    Deus Irae PatsFans.com Retired Jersey Club PatsFans.com Supporter

    Joined:
    Oct 10, 2006
    Messages:
    41,881
    Likes Received:
    396
    Ratings:
    +1,157 / 52 / -64

    Disable Jersey

  3. BHSL2

    BHSL2 Rookie

    Joined:
    May 15, 2007
    Messages:
    571
    Likes Received:
    2
    Ratings:
    +2 / 0 / -0

    I have no idea what to make of the Atlanta Falcons. I respect the progress they've made as a franchise, but you've got to wonder what Mr. Blank is thinking about his staff right now. Smith and Ryan quite simply have to get it done.

    I find it difficult to even pinpoint what the Falcons excel at. Their receivers can be tough to contain I guess, and they love to control clock with Turner, who isn't as explosive as he is strong. Offensively, I feel they are front runners who just try to beat the opposition down with a momentum.

    Defensively, their D-line is tough and energetic, but that's where it ends for me. They've got speed in the back seven, but they can be had.

    I think Seattle can win this matchup, but I wouldn't be surprised to see the Falcons play this like a statement game either.
  4. OMGWTFJUDD

    OMGWTFJUDD Rookie

    Joined:
    Oct 20, 2012
    Messages:
    231
    Likes Received:
    0
    Ratings:
    +0 / 0 / -0

    For a team who managed to get a bye they don't get much attention.

    The betting is close but a lot of people seem to think the Seamaggots are just going to wander in and take that game.
  5. PATS16N0

    PATS16N0 Rookie

    Joined:
    Jan 19, 2012
    Messages:
    1,195
    Likes Received:
    50
    Ratings:
    +119 / 27 / -9

    #12 Jersey

    I watch a lot of football during the season and I haven't seen a single Atlanta game. Would be interested to hear what their MO is.
  6. Brady_to_Moss

    Brady_to_Moss Revis Island is here PatsFans.com Supporter

    Joined:
    Jul 21, 2007
    Messages:
    17,483
    Likes Received:
    181
    Ratings:
    +457 / 4 / -1

    #95 Jersey

    i will be at the game sunday with my TV hooked in my car so i can watch the 1 pm game..i think seattle wins
  7. borg

    borg Rookie

    Joined:
    Sep 16, 2004
    Messages:
    3,876
    Likes Received:
    58
    Ratings:
    +127 / 6 / -12

    The few games I saw, the secondary of Atlanta impressed. Looking at their stats, the DBs get picks and the D as a whole hold QBs to the 5th lowest QB rating.....pretty good for a team that played with the lead most of the season.
    On O, Turner is an enigma to me. Using the eye test, he seems as if he is the slowest RB in the league and some games he disappears. But then he'll roll out a string of nice efforts. Go figure.
    Seattle matches up well vs Atl in my opinion. Their big DBs will be able to stay physical vs Atlanta's freakish WRs. And even with Clemons gone, I think the Atl run game won't scare them too much. On O, Seattle has the ultimate weapon vs ball hawking DBs.....Russell Wilson's sick ability to shake free from pursuers giving his WRs extra time to shake free. And Lynch is the stud of studs as far as I'm concerned.
    This game fascinates me on several levels....the veteran team vs the young guns.....the sheer numbers of legit talent on both sides.....can Atl get over the hump? I'm gettin that 2001 feeling with Seattle......
    It may come down to coaching which begs the question to be answered....which coach do you have more faith in, Smith or Carrol. Lots of pressure on Smith considering the #1 ranking they own. It's their's to lose.....can he and his team handle that pressure? loosy goosy Pete is operating in his sweet spot.....nothing to lose so why not us mentality.

    I'm still on this Seattle "wagon??" until it bounces me off.
  8. Sicilian

    Sicilian On the Roster

    Joined:
    Dec 6, 2007
    Messages:
    4,978
    Likes Received:
    151
    Ratings:
    +352 / 1 / -2

    I don't have a lot of data to back this up, but for some reason I think Atlanta has a great chance of coming out of the NFC. They're at home, and so much attention has been given to the other three NFC teams left, I'm just getting a vibe that they'll surprise everyone.

    I'm gonna predict they win this game by 10+ points.
  9. PATSYLICIOUS

    PATSYLICIOUS Rookie

    Joined:
    Dec 21, 2007
    Messages:
    11,045
    Likes Received:
    19
    Ratings:
    +70 / 0 / -1

    #12 Jersey

    I think this is the year the Falcons get over that hump. It's got to happen eventually.

    I see Wilson having trouble in this game. Matty Ice is contained for the most part but they pull it off in the end. Great game
  10. PatsWickedPissah

    PatsWickedPissah PatsFans.com Supporter PatsFans.com Supporter

    Joined:
    Feb 10, 2005
    Messages:
    23,395
    Likes Received:
    498
    Ratings:
    +1,217 / 15 / -11

    Disable Jersey

    Unfortunately that article just listed historical facts which I believe have little forecasting value. Don't know the 2012 Falcons well but it seems as if these are 2 very opposite type teams. Should be an interesting contrast of styles; looking fwd to the game.
  11. ForThoseAboutToRock

    ForThoseAboutToRock Rookie

    Joined:
    Dec 4, 2007
    Messages:
    854
    Likes Received:
    1
    Ratings:
    +4 / 0 / -0

    #50 Jersey

    Seahawks doing a lot of travel between trips to DC and Atlanta, unless someone can tell me they went straight from DC to ATL instead of going back up to SEA.

    I also wonder if conditioning could be a factor in the dome's heat... see the 2006 AFC Championship :bricks:
  12. Deus Irae

    Deus Irae PatsFans.com Retired Jersey Club PatsFans.com Supporter

    Joined:
    Oct 10, 2006
    Messages:
    41,881
    Likes Received:
    396
    Ratings:
    +1,157 / 52 / -64

    Disable Jersey

  13. Deus Irae

    Deus Irae PatsFans.com Retired Jersey Club PatsFans.com Supporter

    Joined:
    Oct 10, 2006
    Messages:
    41,881
    Likes Received:
    396
    Ratings:
    +1,157 / 52 / -64

    Disable Jersey

  14. Deus Irae

    Deus Irae PatsFans.com Retired Jersey Club PatsFans.com Supporter

    Joined:
    Oct 10, 2006
    Messages:
    41,881
    Likes Received:
    396
    Ratings:
    +1,157 / 52 / -64

    Disable Jersey

  15. KontradictioN

    KontradictioN Do you even lift? PatsFans.com Supporter

    Joined:
    Oct 24, 2006
    Messages:
    27,053
    Likes Received:
    502
    Ratings:
    +1,371 / 26 / -47

    No Jersey Selected

    The Seahawks are going to do a good job of taking away Julio Jones and Roddy White. Sherman should be able to blanket one of them one on one while the Seahawks will probably roll safety help over to the other. If the Falcons want to win this one, they need to build their gameplan around Gonzalez. Hit the soft part of their defense over the middle with quick throws to avoid the rush and stick with the running game. Eventually, the safeties will have to move up to help. That's when big play opportunities should be there with either Jones or White (or both).
  16. Deus Irae

    Deus Irae PatsFans.com Retired Jersey Club PatsFans.com Supporter

    Joined:
    Oct 10, 2006
    Messages:
    41,881
    Likes Received:
    396
    Ratings:
    +1,157 / 52 / -64

    Disable Jersey

    It should be an interesting matchup. I'm guessing here, but...

    Sherman - Jones
    Browner - White
    Chancellor - Gonzalez
    Thomas - CF roamer
    Trufant - Douglas
    LBs - Rodgers

    If I were calling the plays for ATL, I'd be looking to start off by using Jones and White to clear out space, and then dumping the ball to Rodgers.
  17. KontradictioN

    KontradictioN Do you even lift? PatsFans.com Supporter

    Joined:
    Oct 24, 2006
    Messages:
    27,053
    Likes Received:
    502
    Ratings:
    +1,371 / 26 / -47

    No Jersey Selected

    That's what I was thinking. Only, instead of Rodgers, I was thinking Gonzalez. I don't know anyone in their LB corps that can contain him, even in his advanced age. Have Jones and White run deep routes (9-route, deep post, etc.) as decoys. They aren't going to be open but it frees up the middle of the field for Atlanta's RB's, TE, and slot receivers to get open.
Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.

Share This Page

unset ($sidebar_block_show); ?>