Atlanta Falcons future Hall of Fame Tight End Tony Gonzalez has done many things in his playing career. However, until around 15 minutes ago, he never won an NFL playoff game. While it looked like the Falcons had this game won. However, the Seattle Seahawks came roaring back and took the lead with around a minute left in the game. Ironically enough, Falcons’ quarterback Matt Ryan (who also hasn’t won a playoff game) hit Gonzalez to set-up the winning 49-yard field goal Matt Bryant.
This sets up an interesting match-up next weekend as the San Francisco 49ers will invade Atlanta in what should be a fun contest. Last night, Colin Kaepernick put on a show against the Green Bay Packers. The Falcons had an opportunity to see a mobile quarterback in a similar mold to Kaepernick in Russell Wilson. It put a lot of pressure on the Falcons’ defense, and Wilson nearly got the last laugh.
Do the Falcons have the playoff monkey off their backs? Will the 49ers continue to exploit the weakness of the Dirty Birds? But here’s what we know. If next week’s game is anything like this game, we’re all in for a heck of a NFC Championship Game. Fox Television will have this game at 3 P.M. EST next Sunday.
There’s no telling where the line will be set on this game, but if I had to guess, I’ll open this game as a pick’em and let the line dictate itself. Stay tuned to Rant Sports for all your playoff information.