By Douglas Holtz-Eakin
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One game is a rematch. The other might feel like one _ at least to one of the teams.
The old pro was on the sideline, resigned to the fact that this would turn out like so many games of the past. In the 16 years Tony Gonzalez has played tight end in the NFL, so many seasons ended early that he couldn't expect this one to be any different.
Matt Bryant kicked a 49-yard field goal with 8 seconds left and the Atlanta Falcons bounced back after blowing a 20-point lead in the fourth quarter, defeating Russell Wilson and the gutty Seattle Seahawks 30-28 in an NFC divisional playoff game Sunday.
The Atlanta Falcons have earned home-field advantage throughout the NFC playoffs.
The Atlanta Falcons raced to a 17-0 lead and the defense made it stand up, picking off five of Drew Brees' passes and ending his NFL-record touchdown streak at 54 games with a 23-13 victory Thursday night.
In what is turning into a memorable year for rookies, Andrew Luck and Doug Martin took the excellence to a record level.
Michael Turner had a tiebreaking 3-yard touchdown run in the fourth quarter, Matt Bryant kicked four field goals and the Atlanta Falcons beat the Dallas Cowboys 19-13 on Sunday night to extend their run as the NFL's only unbeaten team.
Matt Ryan came up with two words to describe his performance Sunday night.
A close call on the field, a clear win in the AP Pro32 NFL power rankings.
Matt Ryan and the Falcons have plenty of mistakes to work on during their bye week.
The Houston Texans are on top of the AP Pro32 NFL power rankings again, and getting ready for the Monday night spotlight when they visit the New York Jets.
The Atlanta Falcons are an imperfect 4-0.
Matt Ryan took an awful beating.
Peyton Manning knew there would be some stumbles along the way.
Matt Ryan threw the 100th touchdown pass of his career and the Atlanta Falcons took a 27-7 lead after three quarters over the Denver Broncos and struggling quarterback Peyton Manning on Monday night.
"When they scored their touchdown, I walked down [the sideline]," he said.
"Tonight was not a very good day as far as overall body of work," said Bryant, who made 27 of 29 attempts in 2011 and was 16 for 17 this season before Sunday night's game. "It was just one of those days where you have to have a short memory and get ready for the next game."