Falcons Survive Against Seahawks

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Jeremy Brevard-USA TODAY Sports

The Atlanta Falcons were on the possible verge of blowing another fourth-quarter lead until Blair Walsh missed a 52-yard field goal for the Seattle Seahawks with one second remaining. The Falcons hanged on for a 34-31 victory over the Seahawks.

The Falcons offense struck fast twice in the first quarter. Tevin Coleman scored on a 1-yard touchdown run and Mohamed Sanu scored on a 2-yard touchdown reception. Coleman finished with 43 yards rushing on 20 carries and a touchdown, along with one reception for 15 yards. Sanu finished with three receptions for 34 yards receiving and a touchdown, along with three rushing yards.

Later in the first, Russell Wilson threw a 4-yard touchdown pass to Jimmy Graham. In the second quarter, Adrian Clayborn recovered a fumble and it took it 10 yards for a touchdown for Atlanta. With the Seahawks down 21-10 later in the second, Russell Wilson scored on a 1-yard rush. With the Seahawks trailing 24-17 before halftime, the Seahawks faked a field goal attempt and the Falcons read the play perfectly.

With Atlanta leading 24-20 in the third, Levine Toilolo caught a 25-yard touchdown pass from Matt Ryan. Toilolo caught two passes for 31 yards receiving and a touchdown. Ryan completed 19-of-27 passes for 195 yards and two touchdowns.

With Seattle trailing 34-23 in the fourth, Russell Wilson threw a 29-yard touchdown pass to Doug Baldwin (Jimmy Graham from Russell Wilson 2-point conversion). Baldwin finished with two receptions for 40 yards receiving and a touchdown. Wilson completed 26-of-42 passes for 258 yards two touchdowns and one interception. He also rushed for 86 yards on seven carries and a touchdown.

Devonta Freeman did not play for the Falcons because of a concussion. Seattle did not have Richard Sherman and Kam Chancellor in the secondary because of season ending injuries.

The Atlanta Falcons will host the Tampa Bay Buccaneers (4-6) on Sunday and the Seattle Seahawks will be on the road against the San Francisco 49ers (1-9) on Sunday.