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As I type this Jacquizz Rodgers just had a solid return to about the 35 yard-line, and with two timeouts and 25 seconds left, some Matt Ryan heroics are definitely possible (and as I typed THAT, he completed a 22-yard pass to Harry Douglas, and then a 19 yarder to Tony Gonzalez…YOU GUYS).

For now, this could be the thing that keeps the Falcons narrative going.

UPDATE: Those two long completions led to a 49-yard field goal by Matt Bryant. Thanks for saving us from another offseason of hearing how much Ryan can’t win in the playoffs.

Hey, does anyone have an opinion regarding Peyton Manning, and whether or not he can win really important football contests?

We’ll have more reactionary words shortly as I attempt to make sense of a game in which a horribly botched squib kick by Bryant gave the Seahawks a chance to heave one into the end zone as time expired. If Russell Wilson’s prayer was answered, it would have been the third lead change in the final two minutes.

Yes, that was a real thing.