Seahawks fall in thriller to Atlanta, 30-28

Seahawks fall in thriller to Atlanta, 30-28

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Julio Jones #11 of the Atlanta Falcons tries to avoid the tackle of Earl Thomas #29 of the Seattle Seahawks during the NFC Divisional Playoff Game.

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by PAUL NEWBERRY AP Sports Writer

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Posted on January 13, 2013 at 2:24 PM

Updated Sunday, Jan 13 at 2:31 PM

ATLANTA (AP) -- Matt Bryant kicked a 49-yard field goal with 8 seconds left and the Atlanta Falcons bounced back after blowing a 20-point lead in the fourth quarter, defeating Russell Wilson and the gutty Seattle Seahawks 30-28 in an NFC divisional playoff game Sunday.

Photos: Seahawks fall to Falcons 30-28

The Falcons (14-3) appeared ready to allow the biggest fourth-quarter comeback in NFL playoff history when Marshawn Lynch scored on a 2-yard run with 31 seconds left.

But Matt Ryan completed two long passes after the kickoff, setting up Bryant's winning kick and sending the Falcons to the NFC championship game for only the third time in franchise history. They will host the San Francisco 49ers next Sunday. 

Wilson passed for two touchdowns and ran for another, but it wasn't enough for the Seahawks (12-6).
 

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