Atlanta Falcons: Top 5 Playoff Games of All Time

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#3: 2016 NFC Divisional

One of the more recent playoff games on this list, Matt Ryan and the Falcons once again found themselves matched up with the Seattle Seahawks in the NFC Divisional round. This game was proof of the 2016 Falcons’ legitimacy. Matt Ryan was in MVP discussions and the local media was smelling a deep playoff run, but could they beat a perennial contender in the Seahawks and build on their amazing season?

Spoiler: they did.

The Falcons offense exploded in the second quarter, and the thought-to-be-elite Seahawks defense didn’t have an answer for any of it. Atlanta ran away with the game, though Seattle did attempt to make it interesting in the late stages.

This blowout victory was a great achievement for Falcons head coach Dan Quinn, as he beat Pete Carroll, the head coach he previously served under.

Relive the game here.