Where must-watch NFL Week 10 games are concerned, few rank as highly as today’s showdown in Atlanta. The 8-1 Seattle Seahawks are highly favored over the 3-4 Atlanta Falcons, but the last time Seattle faced an almost-certain win against the Falcons, Atlanta came storming back to send Seattle home for the season rather than to the NFC Championship game. So when the Seahawks take on the Falcons today on FOX at 1pm EST / 10am PST, you’d better believe revenge is at the front of Seattle’s mind. If you can’t catch the game live on FOX, make sure you watch Seahawks vs Falcons online free live using one of several different methods.
In last season’s showdown between these two teams, it took Seattle coming back from a 20-point deficit and a last-minute touchdown by Seahawks running back Marshawn Lynch to tip the game in Seattle’s favor. Of course, then Atlanta kicker Matt Bryant knocked home a field goal from 49 yards out, giving the Falcons a 30-28 edge with just eight seconds left. Things look to be a bit different today, as the Seahawks will try to dominate from kickoff to final whistle rather than only in the second half.
That might pose a challenge, even against a Falcons team with a losing record. Seattle may be 8-1, but three of those wins came over the Tennessee Titans, St. Louis Rams and Tampa Bay Buccaneers, each of which is lousy. The Seahawks actually haven’t played well for weeks now, and had they not pulled out a miracle — at home, no less — against Tampa Bay, they’d be sitting at 7-2 with one particularly ugly blemish. It’s gotten to the point, in fact, that when you watch Seahawks vs Falcons online free, you may be able to hear those whispers that the Seahawks are slipping while other teams are hitting their stride.
Seattle has a few strikes against it, from a passing game that ranks just 27th in the NFL to an offensive line beset by injuries. Compared to the Falcons it’s particularly ugly, as Atlanta averages almost 90 more yards per game in the air than Seattle and six more total yards per game. The difference, of course, is the rushing game, where Seattle RB Marshawn Lynch has racked up 726 yards on the season and QB Russell Wilson has done damage as well, running for 375 yards through nine games.
Atlanta QB Matt Ryan has done his own damage this season, though, racking up more total yards for the season even without the ground prowess of his Seahawks counterpart. For the season, Atlanta Falcons QB Ryan has gone 225-332 for 2,442 yards and 15 touchdowns. Those are impressive numbers ot be sure, and he’s been efficient as well, managing the eighth spot on ESPN’s QBR quarterback rankings.
Yet when all is said and done, most the experts predict Seattle to come out on top. It’s not just the record, but the revenge mindset that really sets Seattle apart in today’s live NFL game. Even without wide receiver Percy Harvin, who still isn’t slated to suit up for Seattle at game time, the Seahawks have a few more weapons to throw at the Falcons. Atlanta, meanwhile, has QB Matt Ryan, who’s playing out of his mind this season, and, well, nobody else.
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