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6-3, 2nd in NFC West
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Seahawks lose CB Griffin, RB Davis to injuries

Seahawks starting CB Shaquill Griffin left the game after two playswith a possible concussion, and RB Mike Davis, making his debut after promotion from the practice squad, left early in the third quarter with a groin injury.

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The Seahawks can't catch a break with injuries. Running back Mike Davis has a groin injury and won't return. He was making his Seahawks debut after being promoted from the practice squad last week and had given Seattle's offense a spark before leaving after the first possession of the third quarter.

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According to ESPN's win probability model, the Seahawks would have needed at least a 49% chance at a touchdown on their fake field goal attempt at the end of the first half for it to be worth the risk.

Matt Bowen ESPN Staff Writer 

At the half, Jimmy Graham leads the Seahawks with seven targets. Graham has caught four passes for 31 yards and scored a touchdown on a back-shoulder fade route in the red zone.

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According to ESPN Stats & Information, Tyler Lockett's 172 kickoff-return yards (on four attempts) are the most by a Seahawks player in a game since Leon Washington had 222 in a 2010 game against the 49ers (Week 14). Lockett also has 37 yards receiving. He hasn't looked as explosive this season coming off a broken leg from last December, but he's been excellent tonight while setting up Seattle with short fields.

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The Seahawks will be second-guessed for calling a fake field goal just before halftime. It didn't stand a chance. That questionable decision aside, Seattle has done well to recover from a miserable start in which Atlanta scored touchdowns on its first two possessions and the Seahawks lost starting cornerback Shaquill Griffin to a possible concussion after two plays. Russell Wilson was picked off and lost a fumble that resulted in an Atlanta touchdown, but he's helped rally Seattle back with a rushing score and his signature scrambling. Tyler Lockett has arguably been the first-half MVP with 172 yards on four kickoff returns plus 37 yards receiving.

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Russell Wilson's 1-yard rushing touchdown pulls the Seahawks closer. It looked like he had a run-pass option on a bootleg to his right. Rookie safety Tedric Thompson, who has played sparingly this season, gave Seattle a short field when Atlanta muffed the kickoff and he recovered it at the 11-yard line. The Seahawks are making this game interesting despite so many things that have gone wrong for them.

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Wilson keeps it himself for the TD (0:30)

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Another long kickoff return for Tyler Lockett, this one going for 39 yards. He's looked more explosive in this game than he has for much of the season. He's coming off a broken leg from last December.

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The Seahawks built some momentum with their last touchdown drive, but that's all gone now that Russell Wilson fumbled on a sack and Atlanta returned it for a touchdown. Second turnover of the game for Wilson following an interception on his first attempt.

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Jimmy Graham continues to be a force in the red zone. That was his seventh touchdown over the last six games. He had eight touchdowns in his first 31 games with the Seahawks. Graham now has 52 red-zone touchdowns in his career, tied with Rob Gronkowski for most in the NFL in the same span.

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The Seahawks needed their offense to respond after the Falcons scored touchdowns on their first two possessions. It did. Lots to like on Seattle's nine-play, 65-yard drive, which Jimmy Graham capped with a 4-yard touchdown. Mike Davis ran hard and had a nice cutback on his final carry. Tyler Lockett is getting involved early.

Matt Bowen ESPN Staff Writer 

Jimmy Graham TD catch in the red zone. Create a matchup vs. a LB with Graham split-out wide. And throw the back-shoulder fade. Good ball from QB Russell Wilson. That allowed Graham to box-out the defender at the point of attack.

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A dreadful start for the Seahawks as Atlanta scores touchdowns on its first two possessions, the second coming after a Russell Wilson interception set the Falcons up with another short field. To make matters worse: cornerback Shaquill Griffin is doubtful to return. He's being evaluated for a concussion.

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Jen Mueller reports on the Seahawks' radio broadcast that Shaquill Griffin's return to the game is doubtful because of a head injury. Byron Maxwell is still in for him at right cornerback.

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Russell Wilson's first pass attempt is picked off as he throws behind Tyler Lockett. He saved a touchdown with his tackle, but that's not the start Seattle's offense needs.

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Not a good start for the Seahawks in several ways: long return of the opening kickoff set up Atlanta with a short field. Cornerback Shaquill Griffin was hurt on the second play, replaced by Byron Maxwell. Pass interference on Jeremy Lane set up a Falcons touchdown. Cornerback is not a position Seattle can afford any more injuries with Richard Sherman out.

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Every member of the Seahawks stood for the national anthem for the second week in a row. Several defensive linemen who had sat in prior weeks again stood in a line with their arms locked along with offensive linemen Justin Britt, Duane Brown and Oday Aboushi.

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Left tackle Duane Brown worked with the Seahawks' No. 1 offense during the team warmup period just now. Eddie Lacy was first up among the tailbacks.

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Some notes from Seahawks general manager John Schneider's pregame radio interview on 710 ESPN Seattle: Schneider said of running back Mike Davis that the Seahawks "had him pretty far up" on their draft board in 2015, when he was chosen in the fourth round by San Francisco. Schneider said rookie Nazair Jones will start at nose tackle with Jarran Reed out. He called it "a big bummer" to lose Richard Sherman and Kam Chancellor, though he didn't discuss Chancellor's status beyond tonight's game.

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Richard Sherman wheeled out of the tunnel to a big applause during pregame warmups. He'll have to use the knee scooter for about a month after surgery last week to repair his ruptured right Achilles.

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Pete Carroll just jumped into a conversation between Matt Hasselbeck and Seahawks offensive coordinator Darrell Bevell. Hasselbeck's final season in Seattle — 2010 — was Carroll's first. Hasselbeck, the Seahawks' career passing leader, is back at CenturyLink Field as part of ESPN's Monday Night Football crew. He told 710 ESPN Seattle today that it's emotional being back.

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Jarran Reed's absence in this game shouldn't be overlooked. The second-year defensive tackle has been having a strong season, mainly as an early-down run stuffer but he has also provided some pass-rush. The Seahawks' run defense turned in a masterful performance last week vs. Arizona even though Reed only played two snaps before hurting his hamstring. However, Seattle loaded the box with eight or more defenders often in that game, which isn't as viable of a strategy with a depleted secondary facing Matt Ryan and Julio Jones.

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It's not clear who will start at running back, but the Seahawks declaring Thomas Rawls inactive (as a healthy scratch) is a good sign that Mike Davis will get some meaningful work tonight. Davis was promoted from the practice squad last week. Eddie Lacy is back after missing last week's game. He was getting a shot to take over as Seattle's lead back when he went down in Week 9. J.D. McKissic is Seattle's third-down back.

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The Seahawks' inactives vs. Atlanta: SS Kam Chancellor, RB Thomas Rawls, LB Michael Wilhoite, LG Luke Joeckel, DT Jarran Reed, DT Garrison Smith, DE Quinton Jefferson.

Team Stats

Passing Yards267.83rd
Rushing Yards100.723rd
Points For23.412th
Points Against18.36th