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Falcons Finish the Season with a Win

ATLANTA (AP) _ Chris Redman gave the Atlanta Falcons a feel-good finish to an otherwise ugly season.

Redman set a career high with four touchdown passes, including two to Alge Crumpler, and the Falcons rode three fourth-quarter touchdowns to a 44-to-41 victory over the Seahawks on Sunday that should give Seattle cause for concern about its defense in the playoffs.

Seattle, the NFC West champion, allowed the woeful Falcons to best their previous scoring high by 17 points.

The Seahawks had to wait to learn whom they'll play next week.

The Falcons ended a six-game losing streak, giving interim coach Emmitt Thomas his first win in three tries.

Redman, the third starting quarterback for Atlanta in the post-Michael Vick era, also threw touchdown passes to Joe Horn and Roddy White.

He was 17-of-27 for 251 yards with no interceptions.

Warrick Dunn rushed for 70 yards with a 5-yard scoring run and Morten Andersen kicked three field goals for Atlanta.

Shaun Alexander and Maurice Morris had touchdown runs for Seattle.

Seahawks quarterback Matt Hasselbeck completed 15 of 25 passes for 147 yards and a touchdown in the first half.

He was pulled to start the second half even though the game was tied at 17.

His replacement, Seneca Wallace, was 17-of-22 for 206 yards with two touchdowns, one interception and a fumble.

His two turnovers occurred in the fourth quarter.

Atlanta (4-12) then made Seattle (10-6) pay for two fourth-quarter turnovers by backup quarterback Seneca Wallace, who played the second half.

Wallace fumbled when hit by Jonathan Babineaux. Defensive tackle Montavious Stanley recovered to set up a 7-yard touchdown pass from Redman to Crumpler.

On the first play of Seattle's next possession, Wallace was intercepted by Chris Crocker, who returned the ball 18 yards to the Seahawks' 10 yard line.

On first down, Roddy White's touchdown catch gave the Falcons a 41-to-27 lead.

Atlanta finished the season with a 4 and 12 record. Seattle is 10 and 6.


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