ATLANTA -- The Seattle Seahawks don't just play football games. They act out "Rocky" movies, with pigskin instead of boxing gloves. Opponents can't just beat them. They have to endure them, too. With epic game after epic game, the Seahawks left you fidgeting the entire season. Fittingly, on Sunday, they went out as only they could-with delirious disappointment. In the most tormenting, exhilarating and ultimately heartbreaking game of the season, Atlanta survived the Seahawks in an NFC divisional playoff game. The Falcons needed every second of a wild fourth quarter to withstand a ferocious Seattle comeback and then post their own rally in a 30-28 victory at the Georgia Dome. It possessed all the traits of a classic game: dramatic momentum shifts, incredible individual efforts, clutch performances and, yes, dreadful decision-making that can inspire an offseason full of second-guessing and "What if?" pondering...
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