Falcons’ win over Seahawks has team back in thick of playoff race

Vic Beasley Jr. celebrates after Atlanta's win at Seattle. Credit: Atlanta Falcons

The Falcons traveled to Seattle this week for their Monday night primetime showdown against the Seahawks. After last week’s domination over the Cowboys, the Falcons looked as if they had returned to form. Their successful style of play didn’t end there, and carried over to week 11. Seattle, normally a defense feared by all opponents, were weakened by the absence of safety Kam Chancellor and star cornerback Richard Sherman. The missing Legion of Boom left the door wide open for the Falcons to take advantage of the beaten-down defense, and they were able to best the Seahawks 34 to 31 thanks to a Blair Walsh game-tying 52-yard field goal attempt that fell just short of the crossbar.

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The Falcons will host the Tamp Bay Buccaneers this coming Sunday in Mercedes-Benz Stadium. The Bucs will be without quarterback Jameis Winston, giving the defense increased opportunities to shut down the opposing offense. A win this week could keep on the ball rolling towards a Falcons playoff appearance.

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