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Matt Ryan leads Falcons past Seahawks, 36-20, and into NFC championship game

Matt Ryan leads Falcons past Seahawks, 36-20, and into NFC championship game

All that talk of nasty playoff weather in Kansas City, and it was the Seattle Seahawks who ran headlong into an Ice storm.

Atlanta quarterback Matt Ryan, nicknamed Matty Ice, put on a frozen-in-time performance Saturday in what could be the last game in the 25-year history of the Georgia Dome. He threw for 338 yards and three touchdowns to beat Seattle, 36-20, in a divisional game before a packed and raucous house.

“The grit that guy has is unbelievable,” said receiver Mohamed Sanu, who caught five passes for 44 yards and a touchdown. “The determination to get the ball out, get it to his playmakers, and let us do us, is remarkable.”

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