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NFL: Bryant’s late FG lifts Falcons over Seattle 30-28


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On fourth-and-1 at the Atlanta 11, Seattle passed on a field goal and a chance to give the ball to Lynch, their beast of a back. Fullback Michael Robinson took the handoff and was stuffed for a 1-yard loss by safety William Moore.

Then, with the clock winding down before halftime, Seattle used up all its timeouts and wound up regretting it when Wilson was sacked by Jonathan Babineaux at the Atlanta 20. Time ran out before the Seahawks could get off another play, sending Atlanta to the locker room with a 20-0 lead.

At a glance

Seahawks-Falcons Stats

Seattle 28, Atlanta 30

Seattle 0 0 7 21 — 28

Atlanta 10 10 7 3 — 30

First Quarter

Atl » FG Bryant 39, 9:40.

Atl » Gonzalez 1 pass from Ryan (Bryant kick), 3:10.

Second Quarter

Atl » FG Bryant 37, 9:13.

Atl » White 47 pass from Ryan (Bryant kick), 4:16.

Third Quarter

Sea » Tate 29 pass from Wilson (Longwell kick), 9:47.

Atl » Snelling 5 pass from Ryan (Bryant kick), 2:11.

Fourth Quarter

Sea » Wilson 1 run (Longwell kick), 13:01.

Sea » Miller 3 pass from Wilson (Longwell kick), 9:13.

Sea » Lynch 2 run (Longwell kick), :31.

Atl » FG Bryant 49, :08.

Attendance » 0.

Sea Atl

First downs 28 24

Total Net Yards 491 417

Rushes-yards 28-123 26-167

Passing 368 250

Punt Returns 2-24 0-0

Kickoff Returns 1-37 4-105

Interceptions Ret. 2-3 1-0

Comp-Att-Int 24-36-1 24-35-2

Sacked-Yards Lost 2-17 0-0

Punts 3-36.7 2-42.0

Fumbles-Lost 1-1 0-0

Penalties-yards 6-35 3-11

Time of Possession 28:47 31:13

Individual Statistics

Rushing » Seattle, Wilson 7-60, Lynch 16-46, Turbin 4-18, Robinson 1-(minus 1). Atlanta, Turner 14-98, Rodgers 10-64, Ryan 1-6, Jones 1-(minus 1).

Passing » Seattle, Wilson 24-36-1-385. Atlanta, Ryan 24-35-2-250.

Receiving » Seattle, Miller 8-142, Tate 6-103, Rice 4-60, Lynch 3-37, Turbin 2-37, Baldwin 1-6. Atlanta, Jones 6-59, Gonzalez 6-51, White 5-76, Douglas 2-29, Rodgers 2-8, Coffman 1-16, Dr.Davis 1-6, Snelling 1-5.

Missed Field Goals » None.

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Bryant also connected on field goals of 37 and 39 yards in the first half.

"At halftime, we talked about how we can’t get ahead right away. It’s going to take a while," Seattle coach Pete Carroll said. "It was an exquisite job of refocusing to a football game after being down like that."

NOTES: The Falcons played the second half without defensive end John Abraham, who re-injured his ailing right ankle. No word whether he’ll be able to play next week. ... The Falcons did a good job on Lynch, who was held to 46 yards on 16 carries. ... Atlanta got surprising production out of its maligned running game. Michael Turner rushed for 98 yards, Jacquizz Rodgers added 64 and the Falcons finished with a season-high 167 yards overall.




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