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The last Wild Card team in the playoffs, the Seahawks, are set to travel to Atlanta to face the NFC's No. 1 seeded Falcons on Sunday afternoon. While Seattle is the lowest-seeded team left in the playoffs, this has the makings to be the weekend's best game.
The Atlanta Falcons have been dominant through the majority of the 2012 regular season, which is the reason why they finished with a 13-3 record, including a 7-1 record in the Georgia Dome, their only loss coming to the Buccaneers in Week 17, when the Falcons sat most of their starters having already locked up No. 1 seed.
The Seahawks were another dominant team at home, having won every single home game this season, beating teams like the 49ers, Packers and Patriots in Seattle. They have a losing record (3-5) on the road, though, but they are riding a six-game win streak and have won their last three road games.
When matching up the Falcons and Seahawks, it's a tale of two different teams. The Falcons have a high-powered offense, led by quarterback Matt Ryan, wide receivers Roddy White and Julio Jones and running back Michael Turner. The Seahawks are led by their top-notch defense and a powerful running game, thanks to players like cornerbacks Brandon Browner and Richard Sherman and running back Marshawn Lynch. The surprising play of rookie quarterback Russell Wilson has also helped the Seahawks get to an 11-5 record and defeat the Redskins in the Wild Card round.
Watching Wilson and Lynch move the ball against the Falcons defense as well as watching Ryan spread the ball around to his talented receivers should make Sunday's game one of the more interesting of the weekend, despite the fact that this is the highest seeded team against the lowest.Game Date/Time: Thursday, Dec. 22; 8:20 p.m. ET.
Location: Georgia Dome; Atlanta, Ga.
TV Distribution Map: The506.com
Seahawks: 710 AM
Falcons: The Zone (790 AM)