Atlanta Falcons come out on top following wild finish against Seattle Seahawks

QB Matt Ryan celebrates after the Falcons defeated the Seahawks in their playoff game in Atlanta on...

QB Matt Ryan celebrates after the Falcons defeated the Seahawks in their playoff game in Atlanta on Jan. 13, 2013. (Chris Keane/Reuters)

JOHN KRYK, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 8:59 PM ET

ATLANTA - They call him “Matty Ice” for a reason.

Matt Ryan earned that nickname for having rescued victory from sure defeat so many times with his late-game passing heroics –- in the regular season.

In the playoffs? Matty Ice was lukewarm water at best, unable to quarterback the Atlanta Falcons to a playoff win in his four previous NFL seasons.


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