5 Reasons Why the Seattle Seahawks Match Up Perfectly with the Atlanta Falcons

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5 Reasons Why the Seattle Seahawks Match Up Perfectly with the Atlanta Falcons
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Following the Seattle Seahawks' 24-14 win over the Washington Redskins last weekend, the team goes back on the road Sunday to face the top-seeded Atlanta Falcons.

Though they earned the top seed, the Falcons’ 13-3 regular-season record doesn’t seem to impress many experts. Don Shelton of the Seattle Times did a survey earlier this week and found that almost 80 percent of the analysts he looked at are picking the Seahawks to win.

On the surface, Atlanta would seem to be a clear favorite. Matt Ryan and the Falcons have a tremendous passing attack, the Seahawks' best pass rusher is out for the season, Atlanta was 7-1 at home this season and they’re going up against a Seattle team that was 3-5 on the road.

However, Seattle's road record is not a reflection of how they've been playing away from CenturyLink Field. They are now 3-0 in their last three road games and their five losses were never by more than a touchdown.

The Falcons have an outstanding team that nearly went 8-0 at home, but there are five main reasons why experts are lining up behind the Seahawks to win again on the road this weekend.

 

All stats via NFL.com unless otherwise noted.

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