Falcons vs. Seahawks: Head-to-Head Records, History & Rivalry

Falcons wide receiver Mohamed Sanu eludes Seahawks cornerback Jeremy Lane earlier this season. (Getty)

Falcons wide receiver Mohamed Sanu eludes Seahawks cornerback Jeremy Lane earlier this season. (Getty)

The Atlanta Falcons and Seattle Seahawks don’t have the richest traditions in NFL history, but the rivalry has certainly intensified recently as they’ve become two of the better teams in the league.

Atlanta, who played its first season in 1966, hosts Seattle (1976) in an NFC Divisional Round playoff game on Saturday, January 14, at 4:35 p.m. Eastern. The game will be televised on FOX.

The NFC foes have played each other just 16 times overall, including in Week 6 earlier this year, a 26-24 home victory by the Seahawks. They’ve met once in the postseason, a 30-28 Falcons win during the 2012-13 NFC Divisional Playoffs.

After Saturday, one of them is headed to the NFC Championship Game with a berth to Super Bowl LI on the line.

But before that, keep reading below to learn more about the Falcons-Seahawks history, including head-to-head records and other important numbers:


Falcons vs. Seahawks Head-to-Head Records & History

Overall Head-to-Head: 16 games — Seahawks lead series 10-6

Regular Season Head-to-Head: 15 games — Seahawks lead series 10-5

Playoffs Head-to-Head: 1 game — Falcons lead series 1-0

Overall Since 2000: 10 games — series tied 5-5

Matt Ryan vs. Seahawks Overall (Playoffs): 5 games, 3-2 overall (1-0 playoffs)

Russell Wilson vs. Falcons Overall (Playoffs): 3 games, 2-1 overall (0-1 playoffs)

First Meeting: November 7, 1976 — Seahawks won 30-13 in Seattle

Last Meeting: October 16, 2016 — Seahawks won 26-24 in Seattle during Week 6

Last Playoff Meeting: January 13, 2013 — Falcons won 30-28 in Atlanta

Falcons Home Playoff Record Since 2000 (not counting Super Bowls): 5-5 (0-2 vs. Giants)

Seahawks Road Playoff Record Since 2000 (not counting Super Bowls): 5-2 (2-0 vs. Packers)

Falcons Super Bowl Championships (Appearances): 0 (1 appearance — 1998-99 season)

Seahawks Super Bowl Championships (Appearances): 1 (3 appearances — 2005-06, 2013-14, 2014-15)

Falcons NFL Playoff Appearances: 13 (1978, 1980, 1982, 1991, 1995, 1998, 2002, 2004, 2008, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2016)

Seahawks NFL Playoff Appearances: 16 (1983, 1984, 1987, 1988, 1999, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2010, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016)


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