Divisional Playoffs. The Seahawks invade Atlanta to take on the #1 seeded Falcons for the right to take on the 49ers in the NFC Championship game. That game is likely to be in the afternoon time slot next week.
This game will offer an interesting challenge for the Seahawks. The Falcons have a good offense with plenty of balance. The Seahawks will be tempted to drop 8 guys back into coverage on passing downs, but that will make them vulnerable the Altanta’s run attack.
Live Chat will begin about 5 minutes before kickoff.
Seahawks Inactives:WR D. Butler, CB D. Shead, CB B. Maxwell, LB A. Bradford, G R. Johnson, T M. Person, DT J. Howard.
The two big names missing from Seattle’s roster won’t be found on that list. Both DE Chris Clemons and K Steven Hauschka were placed on IR after last week’s playoff win over Washington. Hauschka was replaced by Ryan Longwell. Clemons isn’t simply replaceable. Bruce Irvin and Greg Scrugg will both see time at Clemons’s Leo position, and the Seahawks will try and use linebackers to rush the passer from Irvin’s usual spot.
I’m a little surprised to see Maxwell on here given Altlanta’s solid receivers.
Falcons Inactives: QB Davis, WR Toone, CB Owens, OG Manley, OG Gunn, T Holmes, DE Sidbury.