The Seattle Seahawks can’t buy a break, while the Atlanta Falcons have everything going their way. After the Seahawks scored to open the game, the Falcons put the Hawks in a meat-grinder, driving 51 yards in 15 plays, capped by a three-yard pass from Matt Ryan to Jason Snelling.
Despite forcing back-to-back fumbles on the next drive, the Seahawks couldn’t catch a break as Atlanta recovered both. Snelling was stopped a good three yards short of the first down on the second, but fumbled forward only to see Roddy White recover it for the first down. The Falcons cashed-in, hitting a 27-yard field goal to take a three point lead.
Twice the Falcons have drove 51 yards, the first taking 15 plays and the second 14, to put points on the board. Atlanta’s balanced attack and punishing rushing game appear to be wearing the Seahawks down, though the Seattle defense is continuing to hold strong while making Atlanta work for it.
In the second quarter, the Falcons lead the Seahawks, 10-7 in a game that’s seen just two possessions by each team.