If our pal, Gil “The Godfather” Brandt is correct, the Falcons need to start preparing for the Seattle Seahawks.
He has the Packers beating Minnesota and Seattle beating Washington in the wild card round of the playoffs.
As the No. 5 seed, the Seahawks would be the lowest seed to advance and under that scenario, would face the top-seeded Falcons at 1 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 13th at the Georgia Dome.
Brandt also ranked the playoff quarterbacks. He has Green Bay’s Aaron Rodgers as the No. 1 quarterback in the playoffs and Minnesota’s Christian Ponder as the 12th rated playoff quarterback.
Falcons quarterback Matt Ryan is the fifth rated quarterback in the playoffs behind Rogers, Denver’s Peyton Manning, New England’s Tom Brady and Baltimore’s Joe Flacco, according Brandt.
Here’s what he wrote about Ryan:
5) Matt Ryan, Atlanta Falcons
Ryan’s got 56 wins in five years, but he hasn’t played well in the playoffs. Where guys like Flacco play better in the postseason, Ryan seems to have trouble. The quarterback should be the guy making the difference; Ryan should be coming to the fore when the stakes are high. Perhaps offensive coordinator Dirk Koetter, who’s done a great job in his first year with the Falcons, will help Ryan find postseason success.
Ryan is 0-3 in the playoffs.
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