On Sunday afternoon, inside of the Georgia Dome in Atlanta, the hometown Falcons held off a spirited fourth quarter comeback from Russell Wilson and the underdog Seattle Seahawks in seizing a 30-28 playoff victory.
After giving up a 20-point lead, Matt Bryant’s 49-yard field goal with eight seconds left gave the Falcons the lead and ultimately the victory in front of an estimated 70,366 rabid fans in an NFC Divisional matchup that won’t be soon forgotten.
So too did several other NFL luminaries chime in on the result, giving praise to both the Falcons as well as Wilson, whose future is seemingly bright.
Read below for more reactions from Twitter.
“What a game!.... #NFLplayoffs simply the best.” – Marshall Faulk, former star running back for the St. Louis Rams and analyst for the NFL Network
“I agree with everyone. I don't understand why coaches give the kicker a practice ball with late time out? It makes no sense.” – Tony Dungy, former head coach for the Indianapolis Colts and winner of Super Bowl XLI
“Congrats to Seahawks on a great season and a hell of a game. Young team with great young QB and a bright future” – Michael Strahan, Super Bowl XLII champion Fox NFL Sunday analyst
“His Name is Russel Last Name Wilson! He's a baller and thats why the should wait 2 football is over 2 make these award selections. Truth” – Deion Sanders, Hall of Fame inductee and NFL Network analyst
“Russell Wilson will make history...” – Chad Johnson, former Pro Bowl wide receiver for the Cincinnati Bengals
“Tony Gonzalez emotion says it all. #firstplayoffwinever” – Trey Wingo, NFL Live contributor
*** For a video of Matt Bryant's game-winning field goal that gave the Falcons the edge, please click HERE