Falcons clinch playoff spot with victory

Matt Ryan threw for 174 yards and three touchdowns, Jonathan

Babineaux recovered a fumble for a touchdown and the Atlanta

Falcons wrapped up an NFC playoff spot with a 34-18 win over the

Seattle Seahawks on Sunday.

The Falcons (12-2) won their eighth straight game, their longest

winning streak since the 1998 Super Bowl season. Ryan had touchdown

throws of 3 yards to Jason Snelling, 24 to Michael Jenkins and 5 to

Roddy White, who finished with seven catches.

Jamaal Anderson forced a fumble by Seattle QB Matt Hasselbeck in

the end zone on the first offensive play of the second half for the

Seahawks (6-8). Anderson appeared to get away with a facemask

penalty on the play, but Babineaux came out of the scrum with the

TD.

Hasselbeck threw two interceptions and was eventually replaced

by Charlie Whitehurst, but Seattle remains tied with St. Louis on

top of the NFC West.