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Vaunted '12th Man' could give must-win Falcons fits

Why to watch
Hard to call a Week 4 game a must-win, but if the Falcons somehow fell to 1-3 in that division, it could be a long climb back. And say what you want, but the "12th Man" in Seattle is no joke. Matt Ryan is off to a shaky start, particularly on the road, and he's been getting hit more than usual.

Inside story
The Falcons know they need to rediscover the power-run game. Michael Turner averaged 21 rushes per game in his three prior seasons in Atlanta; he's averaging just 14 per game this season, and half of those 42 attempts came against the Eagles, in the Falcons' only win. Problem is, one of the few things the Seahawks do well right now is stuff the run.

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