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Atlanta Falcons vs Seattle Seahawks 

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Members of the Atlanta Falcons defense take the field before the start of the game.
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Atlanta's Justin Blalock, a 326-pound guard, spits out an unknown substance while taking the field before the game.
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Wide receiver Julio Jones runs out to the field looking focused.
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As the start of the game approached the crowd erupted into a flag-waving frenzy.
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Julio Jones goes up to try to make a play on the Falcons' first possession. The pass was incomplete.
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Seattle's Marshawn Lynch is wrapped up by the Falcons during the first quarter.
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Midway through the first quarter, Seattle's Bobby Wagner intercepted a pass by Matt Ryan. Ryan threw two interceptions during the game.
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Seattle players celebrate Wagner's interception.
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The referee signals Atlanta's ball after a Marshawn Lynch fumble in the first quarter during the Seattle possession following the Ryan interception.
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Falcons wide receiver Roddy White gets in position to try to make a catch in the first quarter.
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Tony Gonzalez tip-toeing catch at the back of the end zone with 3:10 left in the first quarter.
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Tony Gonzalez tip-toeing catch at the back of the end zone with 3:10 left in the first quarter.
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Tony Gonzalez catch at the back of the end zone with 3:10 left in the first quarter.
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Falcon players celebrate, hugging Tony Gonzalez after his touchdown grab.
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Falcons fan Earl Trent celebrates Gonzalez's touchdown. Trent said he wore shoulder pads to the game "to take it to the next level."
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A Falcons fan screams during the first half.
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Matt Bryant kicks a 37-yard field goal to put the Falcons up 13-0 in the second quarter.
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Seahawks running back Michael Robinson, in his only carry of he game, is stopped on a huge fourth down and one play at the Falcons 11 yard line.
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Trailing 13-0, Seahawks coach Pete Carroll chose to go for it on fourth and 1 at the Falcons' 11-yard line.
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Michael Turner breaks a tackle while gaining 33-yards on a run in the second quarter.
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On the next play, Matt Ryan connected on a huge 47-yard pass for a touchdown to Roddy White.
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After the bomb for a touchdown the fans go nuts.
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Russell Wilson lands awkwardly on his left leg during a 9 yard run late in the second quarter.
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Falcons fans celebrate as a confused Seahawks team fails to get points as time expires in the first half. They were unable to get off a play from the Falcons' 11-yard line.
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Matt Ryan looks on in the second half.
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Seattle's Goldon Tate eludes a Falcon defensive hand while running towards the end zone during a 29-yard pass play that cut the Falcon's lead to 20-7.
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Jason Snelling runs into the end zone following Matt Ryan's 5-yard pass completion to put the Falcons up 27-7 in the third quarter.
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Matt Ryan and Jason Snelling celebrate the touchdown.
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On Seattle's next possession, Russell Wilson rushed to the left for 1-yard touchdown to make the game 27-14 Falcons.
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Earl Thomas intercepts a Matt Ryan pass in the fourth quarter.
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Robert Turbin gains 30 yards to get Seattle to Atlanta's 3-yard line in the fourth quarter.
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After Seattle scores to cut the lead to 27-21 Falcons fans look on sorely defeated. "I feel terrible," said Matt Castellana, wearing face paint.
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On the next possession Atlanta is forced to punt after a 3 and out.
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Marshawn Lynch rushed to the right for a 2-yard touchdown, putting the Seahawks ahead with 25 seconds left in the game.
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During Lynch's touchdown run the ball seemed to be fumbled but upon further review it was ruled a touchdown putting the Seahawks up 28-27 with 25 seconds left.
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Fans looked on in disbelief. The Falcons had gone from being up 20-0 at halftime to being down 28-27 with 25 seconds left in the game.
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Falcons owner Arthur Blank looks down on the ground after the Seahawks scored.
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But all was not lost. Jacquizz Rogers returns the football 34 yards on the ensuing kickoff.
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Matt Ryan quickly converted the next two pass plays, the second being a 19-yard run and catch by tight end Tony Gonzalez. He broke a few tackles to get Atlanta barely within field goal range at Seattle's 31-yard line, setting up a 49-yard field goal attempt.
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Tony Gonzalez who broke a few tackles to get Atlanta barely within field goal range at Seattle's 31-yard line, setting up a 49-yard field goal attempt.
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Kicker Bryant had two tries at the field goal after missing the first attempt. It was ruled that Seahawks coach Carroll had called a time out before the kick was attempted and Bryant got a second chance.
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This time he made the kick and the crowd went crazy. The game seemed to be over with only 6 seconds left and the Falcons ahead 30-28.
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But on the ensuing kickoff, punter Matt Bosher accidentally squibbed the kick. Seattle recovered with eight seconds remaining at the 50 yard line. Coach Mike Smith admitted the mistake in his postgame news conference, saying that the team was trying avoid kicking it to Seattle's return man, but accidentally kicked it too short. Nevertheless, Seattle was unable to capitalize with only seconds left as they ran two plays, while the crowd held their breath. They ended with a Hail Mary pass that was intercepted by wide receiver Julio Jones in the end zone. And with that the stadium erupted.
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Atlanta coach Mike Smith leaves the field after the victory.
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Falcons owner Arthur Blank hugs Falcons General Manager Thomas Dimitroff after the game.
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Hope leaves the field.
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Matt Ryan winds up and throws his wristbands into the crowd.
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Matt Ryan looks up into the crowd after throwing his wristbands.
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Two Falcon players hug before going into the locker room.
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Julio Jones goes up to try to make a play on the Falcons' first possession. The pass was incomplete.
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