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
Hasselbeck threw two interceptions and was eventually replaced
by Charlie Whitehurst, but Seattle remains tied with St. Louis on
top of the NFC West.