Seattle Seahawks vs. Atlanta Falcons: 10 Players to Watch

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Seattle Seahawks vs. Atlanta Falcons: 10 Players to Watch
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The pressure is on the entire Atlanta team, but Matt Ryan will be the center of attention

We do get to have one game that is a fresh matchup for the 2013 divisional playoffs. It has the Seattle Seahawks continuing their hot streak and starting to get a bandwagon going with their physical play. They are coming into this game full of confidence to continue this run, but they draw a team that has the most pressure going into the playoffs.

Regardless of what team you look at, no team needs a playoff win more than the Atlanta Falcons. Despite the accolades of five straight winning seasons, including being the first seed twice, they haven’t won a playoff game, which has been well documented. The pressure is all on them to finally prove their legitimacy as a worthy contender.

Seattle really matches up with Atlanta well, but they are going to have to counter a loud Georgia Dome where Atlanta has been nearly unbeatable in over the past few seasons. Seattle has the intangibles to pull the upset with a great running game along with an elite defense, but can it beat the most consistent team in the NFC? 

I’m going to break down five players on each team to watch for the most. It will be similar to what I did last month for the Giants vs. Falcons game. Instead of previewing obvious key match ups, I’ll discuss star players and key role players.

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