SEAHAWKS: Advanced to playoffs for 5th consecutive season. Have won 10+ games in each of past 5 seasons. Aim for 3rd Super Bowl appearance in past 4 seasons. Have won 7 of past 9 postseason games & have playoff win in each of past 5 postseasons. Head coach PETE CARROLL is 9-4 (.692) in playoffs with Sea…Seahawks had 4 players selected to 2017 Pro Bowl: DE CLIFF AVRIL (1st), DE MICHAEL BENNETT (2nd), CB RICHARD SHERMAN (4th) & LB BOBBY WAGNER (3rd)…QB RUSSELL WILSON is 8-3 (.727) in 11 career postseason starts with 18 pass TDs vs. 9 INTs for 95.9 rating. Has 64 wins (incl. playoffs), most by starting QB in 1st 5 seasons in NFL history. Has 28 games with multiple TD passes & 0 INTs, most by player in 1st 5 seasons. In 2 career meetings, has 557 pass yards (278.5 per game), 2 TDs & 0 INT for 107.7 rating…RB THOMAS RAWLS rushed for franchise postseason-record 161 yards & TD last week…WR DOUG BALDWIN had 11 catches for 104 yards & TD last week. Has 50 postseason catches, most in franchise history. Has 5 rec. TDs in past 7 playoff games. Since 2015 (incl. playoffs), ties for NFC lead with 23 TD catches. WR JERMAINE KEARSE has 6 rec. TDs in past 8 postseason games. Had TD catch in last game at Atl. WR PAUL RICHARDSON had rec. TD last week, 1st career postseason TD. TE JIMMY GRAHAM has 8 TD catches in past 10 meetings. Since 2011, leads NFL TEs with 5,924 rec. yards & ranks 2nd with 54 TD catches…DE Avril had 2 sacks last week, 1st career multi-sack postseason game. Ranked 4th in NFC with 11.5 sacks. Has 4 sacks & FF in past 4 meetings. DE Bennett has sack & FF in past 2 postseason games. Had sack in last game at Atl. LB Wagner led NFL & set franchise single-season record with 167 tackles. Has 100+ tackles in all 5 seasons. Has 10+ tackles in 6 of past 8 playoff games. LB K.J. WRIGHT had career-high 126 tackles. Since 2011, CB Sherman leads NFL with 30 INTs. Has 10 PD in past 10 postseason games. S KAM CHANCELLOR has 3 career postseason INTs, incl. 90-yard INT-TD on 1/10/15 (vs. Car.).
FALCONS: Won NFC South & advanced to postseason for 1st time since 2012. Are 4-3 at home in playoffs in franchise history. Ranked 1st in NFL in total points (540) & 2nd in total offense (415.8 yards per game). Head coach DAN QUINN makes postseason debut in 2nd season with Atl. Spent 4 season with Sea. (2009-10, 2013-14) & was team’s defensive coordinator in 2013-14…Falcons led NFC with 6 players selected to 2017 Pro Bowl: LB VIC BEASLEY JR. (1st), K MATT BRYANT (1st), RB DEVONTA FREEMAN (2nd), WR JULIO JONES (4th), C ALEX MACK (4th) & QB MATT RYAN (4th)…QB Ryan set franchise record and ranked 2nd in NFL with 4,944 passing yards. Has 6 consecutive 4,000+ yard seasons, tied for 2nd longest streak in NFL history. Led league with 117.1 rating, 5th highest single-season rating in NFL history. In past 2 postseason games, has 646 pass yards (323 per game) with 6 TDs & 3 INTs for 105.2 rating…RB Freeman had 1,079 rush yards, 2nd consecutive 1,000-yard season. Has 235 rush yards (117.5 per game) with 4 TDs in past 2 at home…WR Jones ranked 2nd in NFL with 1,409 rec. yards, 4th season with 1,000+ rec. yards. Has 24 receptions for 305 yards (101.7 per game) & 2 TDs in 3 career playoff games. In 3 career meetings (incl. postseason), has 24 receptions for 325 yards (108.3 per game) & TD. WR MOHAMED SANU had TD catch in last meeting. WR TAYLOR GABRIEL has 5 rec. TDs in past 6…DE DWIGHT FREENEY has 10 career postseason sacks, tied for 3rd most among active players. LB Beasley led NFL with 15.5 sacks. Has 6 sacks & 2 FFs in past 6 at home. LB DEION JONES (106) & S KEANU NEAL (105) led NFL rookies in tackles. Neal had career-high 11 tackles & FF in last meeting. Tied for 3rd in league with 5 FFs. CB ROBERT ALFORD tied for 5th in NFL with 19 PD. — NFL Communications