Seahawks vs Falcons Betting Line

Published on January 7th, 2013 7:12 pm EST

The Seattle Seahawks will head to Atlanta to do battle with the Falcons on Sunday afternoon (1 pm EST). The winner will move to the NFC Championship game to do battle against the winner of the 49ers/Packers game, while the loser will go home.

The Seattle Seahawks earned their berth in this game by defeating the Washington Redskins 24-14. The Seahawks got off to a slow start, falling behind 14-0 in the first quarter, before rallying for 24 unanswered points. RGIII re-injured his knee early in the game, which significantly slowed down the Redskins' offense, and they were never able to recover.

The Falcons, on the other hand, earned a bye in the first round due to finishing 13-3 in the regular season. The Falcons didn't exactly have the toughest of schedules this season, so it will be interesting to see how they fare against the red-hot Seattle Seahawks. Aside from the Denver Broncos, the Seattle Seahawks are currently the hottest team in the NFL, led by a dynamic offence and an intimidating defense.

It will be an interesting clash on Sunday. How will the Seattle Seahawks match up against Matt Ryan and the Falcons' passing offense, which averaged over 280 yards per game in the regular season? The Seattle Seahawks' defense is one of the best in the NFL, allowing just 15.3 points per game in the regular season.

How will the Falcons' defense fare against the Seahawks' potent read option attack? Russell Wilson is getting better and better with each passing game, and Marshawn Lynch has been a nightmare for teams to stop. It will be interesting to see what kind of a gameplan that the Falcons draw up to deal with the dual attack of Wilson and Lynch.

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The Atlanta Falcons are small favorites heading into this battle. Here are the current odds:

Seattle Seahawks, +3, 130
Atlanta Falcons, -3, +110

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