Former Kansas City Chiefs TE Tony Gonzalez has finally tasted playoff victory.
The former Chiefs great had six catches for 51 yards and a touchdown.
But his most important reception, perhaps the biggest catch of his career, came on the penultimate offensive play for the Falcons.
Atlanta stunningly fell behind with just about 30 seconds to go in the fourth quarter. The Seahawks led 28-27 with the Falcons taking over at their own 28. Matt Ryan then completed a 22 yard pass to Harry Douglas, putting his team on the 50.
Then it was Tony time.
With 13 seconds left, Ryan hit Tony G. on a 19 yard pass over the middle. Now with the ball on the Seattle 31, the Falcons sent out the FG unit. The first kick was no good but Seahawks head coach Pete Carroll called timeout. The next kick was right down the middle.
While some Chiefs fans were sad to see Tony go, it is hard not to be thrilled for him now. The Chiefs may not be in the playoffs this year but I suggest that fans of the red and gold adopt the Atlanta Falcons as their playoff team this year. Tony will retire a Chief. Let’s cheer for him to do it with a Super Bowl ring.