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Bryant’s late FG lifts Falcons over Seattle 30-28

By The Associated Press

This article was published January 13, 2013 at 3:32 p.m.

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Atlanta Falcons quarterback Matt Ryan (2) throws against Seattle Seahawks cornerback Marcus Trufant (23) during the second half of an NFC divisional playoff NFL football game Sunday, Jan. 13, 2013, in Atlanta.

— Matt Bryant kicked a 49-yard field goal with 8 seconds left and the Atlanta Falcons bounced back after blowing a 20-point lead in the fourth quarter, defeating Russell Wilson and the gutty Seattle Seahawks 30-28 in an NFC divisional playoff game Sunday.

The Falcons (14-3) appeared ready to allow the biggest fourth-quarter comeback in NFL playoff history when Marshawn Lynch scored on a 2-yard run with 31 seconds left.

But Matt Ryan completed two long passes after the kickoff, setting up Bryant’s winning kick and sending the Falcons to the NFC championship game for only the third time in franchise history. They will host the San Francisco 49ers next Sunday.

Wilson passed for two touchdowns and ran for another, but it wasn’t enough for the Seahawks (12-6).

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