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The Seattle Seahawks have had some close calls this season, and now they must go out on the road again to face the Atlanta Falcons. Prior to the start of the season, this matchup was probably circled by a lot of fans given that the ‘Hawks fell to the Falcons in the playoffs last season. There was probably an assumption amongst many that this would be a key rematch between two playoff hopefulls.
After nine weeks, this “showdown” looks very different. Seattle is certainly on track to make the playoffs, but the Falcons have been decimated by injuries and are a very disappointing 2-6.
Still, this is the NFL, where anything can happen. Seattle narrowly beat a winless Tampa Bay Buccaneers team at home last week. With that in mind, here are five keys to a Seattle victory.