Oct 17, 2016

football games

Falcons vs. Seahawks

SEATTLE -- A showdown between two of the NFC’s best teams lived up to its billing, with the Atlanta Falcons mounting an impressive second-half comeback to take the lead, only to have the Seahawks snatch the victory away in the fourth quarter.

Here are five rapid reactions from the Seahawks’ 26-24 victory that improved their record to 4-1:
1. That third quarter was rough.
The Seahawks dominated the league’s No. 1 offense in the first half, holding the Falcons to a single field goal and 86 yards of total offense. Atlanta responded in a big way, however, piling up 252 yards and three touchdowns in the third quarter alone on their way to a 24-17 lead, while Seattle’s offense gained two first downs and 29 yards. To make matters worse, Pro Bowl defensive end Michael Bennett left the game with a knee injury