Ryan tosses three TDs, Falcons win eighth straight

Posted Dec. 19, 2010 @ 7:29 p.m.
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By Tim Booth. AP Sports Writer

SEATTLE (AP) — Matt Ryan threw for 174 yards and three touchdowns, Jonathan Babineaux recovered a fumble for a touchdown and the Falcons wrapped up an NFC playoff spot with a 34-18 win over the Seahawks on Sunday.

The Falcons (12-2) won their eighth straight game, their longest winning streak since the 1998 Super Bowl season. Ryan had touchdown throws of 3 yards to Jason Snelling, 24 to Michael Jenkins and 5 to Roddy White, who finished with seven catches.

Jamaal Anderson forced a fumble by Seattle QB Matt Hasselbeck in the end zone on the first offensive play of the second half for the Seahawks (6-8). Anderson appeared to get away with a facemask penalty on the play, but Babineaux came out of the scrum with the TD.

Hasselbeck threw two interceptions and was eventually replaced by Charlie Whitehurst, but Seattle remains tied with St. Louis on top of the NFC West.

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