Upset Alert Recap & Early NFC Title Game Preview

Seahawks  2.5-point underdog at FalconsSeattle was a 2.5-point underdog at Atlanta and the Falcons needed a last-second field goal to eke out a 30-28 victory. Seattle trailed 20-0 at halftime, but put on a furious rally to take a 28-27 lead late, behind the fabulous play of QB Russell Wilson.

It was the first playoff win for coach Mike Smith, quarterback Matt Ryan, and tight end Tony Gonzalez (in his 16th season), but don't expect them to get a second this Sunday against the visiting 49ers. Atlanta has had trouble with mobile quarterbacks, such as Cam Newton and Seattle's Wilson, and San Francisco has a good one in Colin Kaepernick.

Season Record:  43-32-3