The Seattle Seahawks' 2016 season came to an end Saturday afternoon following a 36-20 loss to the Atlanta Falcons in the Divisional Round of the NFL playoffs.
The Seahawks allowed the Falcons to have success on both sides of the ball, with Atlanta scoring points on five of their first six offensive possessions, leading to 29 points in front of their home crowd while punting just three times the entire game.
Falcons quarterback and MVP candidate Matt Ryan threw for 338 yards and three touchdowns on the day as, Atlanta totaled 422 yards of offense. Ryan finished with a quarterback rating of 125.7 and connected on passes to 10 different Falcons players.
The Falcons defense sacked Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson three times and pressured him throughout the afternoon. Wilson finished the game 17 of 30 and threw for 225 yards with two touchdowns and two interceptions. On the ground, Wilson ran six times for 49 yards.
Through the air, Paul Richardson recorded four catches for 83 yards, including a 40-yard reception in the third quarter. Doug Baldwin caught five passes for 80 yards and hauled in one of Wilson's touchdowns.
With the victory, Atlanta moves on to the NFC Championship and will face the winner of tomorrow's NFC Divisional Round matchup between the Dallas Cowboys and Green Bay Packers.
Fan photos from the Seahawks' Divisional Round playoff game against the Falcons at the Georgia Dome in Atlanta.