The last time we saw the Atlanta Falcons in the playoffs, they failed to score more than two points. This time around they seem to have gotten the hang of this whole postseason thing, as they’ve already hit double digits on the score board and lead the Seattle Seahawks 10-0 after the first quarter.
Russell Wilson is coming into his second playoff game of his career and so far he’s looked the part. Wilson has just two completions on the first quarter and the Seahawks have been kept out of scoring range the whole way through.
They did manage to get close, but Marshawn Lynch fumbled that chance away and the Falcons responded by turning the turnover into points.
Each team has a total of one turnover, but the difference has been how they capitalized on said turnovers. The Seahawks picked off Matt Ryan on the Falcons second drive of the game, but they literally fumbled that opportunity away. The Falcons used that fumble to take a 10-0 lead which has been the theme thus far today.
Basically, the Falcons have looked like the No. 1 seed so far and the Seahawks look like they have a rookie quarterback under center.
There has been much made about the Falcons playoff struggles, which have washed away all their outstanding regular season play from the last few seasons, and while we still have three more quarters to go and plenty of time to mess things up, the Falcons finally look like the team we all thought they were the past two years.