Falcons vs. Seahawks: 6 Keys to a Seattle Win

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Falcons vs. Seahawks: 6 Keys to a Seattle Win
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Leon Washington had two kick returns for touchdown in Seattle's second home game in 2010.

The Seahawks and Falcons both enter Week 4 with a 1-2 record, looking to get to .500. Atlanta is playing their second road game in a row, while Seattle is looking to capitalize on last week's home win and seize momentum heading into their own two-game road trip, sandwiching the bye.

Last year in Week 15, Atlanta won 34-18 in a game that was close for 28 minutes before the Falcons took a seven-point lead into halftime. They created a large enough margin that Seattle inserted backup Charlie Whitehurst into the game—after a horrific performance by Matt Hasselbeck. Seattle is hoping for a different storyline this week.

Two main themes covered earlier this week: While many fans are hoping to see Charlie Whitehurst, Pete Carroll is intent on getting the offense rolling with Tarvaris Jackson; can Jackson buy himself more time as starter? On defense, Seattle needs to hold Atlanta to fewer than 34 points and defensive lineman Red Bryant must dominate against the Falcons' rushing attack. 

Atlanta has experienced playing at CLink, but Seattle still has the major edge of playing at home. Like last week, Seattle is motivated by playing in front of their home crowd. They need a strong effort to beat the Falcons.

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