Ryan, Falcons roll to NFC title

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Matt Ryan and the Falcons left zero doubt.

They dominated from the beginning Sunday, turning the NFC Championship Game into a rout and eventually a 44-21 victory.

Julio Jones feasted on an overmatched Packers defense, catching nine passes for 180 yards and two touchdowns. He caught a short touchdown pass on the final play of the first half and had a 73-yard catch-and-run touchdown early in the third quarter.

Ryan threw for 392 yards and four touchdowns, and he also ran for a touchdown in the first half. The Falcons led by 24 at halftime and were at 400 total yards before the Packers got 130. They led 31-0 before the Packers scored.

The Falcons are headed to their second Super Bowl, their first since the 1998 season. They had missed the playoffs in each of the last three seasons.

Already down 7-0 after a Ryan pass to Mohamed Sanu, the Packers missed a field goal on their first drive Sunday, and Aaron Ripkowski fumbled inside the Atlanta 10-yard line on their second. By the time the Packers generated offense again Jones had already scored two touchdowns. Ryan had wide open receivers all day, and the Packers just couldn’t keep up in any sense.

The Falcons punted once in the first 57 minutes. Making an awful day worse, three Packers offensive linemen — Lane Taylor, Bryan Bulaga and T.J. Lang — left the game with injuries. Defensive tackle Letroy Guion had to play offensive line on the final drive, when quarterback Aaron Rodgers was taken out for his own protection. Rodgers threw for 287 yards, three touchdowns and was intercepted once.

The Falcons finished Sunday’s game with 493 yards of offense, 30 first downs and a six-minute time of possession advantage.

213 responses to “Ryan, Falcons roll to NFC title

  1. Massacre in Atlanta! Great game Falcons, go get that Super Bowl Win!

    Major embarrassment for Green Bay but we all knew it would happen even though Packer fans assured everyone they would win with the #HeadedToHouston.

    Enjoy the tears. #HeadedNowhereExceptApplebees

  2. Congrats to the Falcons. The fact that that offense can carry Dan Quinn to a SuperBowl is remarkable. A mediocre coach, carried by his OC and a very talented offense. I wouldn’t bet against them in the big one either.

  3. Congratulations Atlanta. Took advantage of the breaks that went your way, played well on both sides of the ball the whole game. Well played. Now go represent the NFC!

    — A Packer Fan

  4. Congratulations to the falcons and their fans. Coach Quinn is dam good.
    Represent the nfc. Get that trophy

  5. Still not convinced Quinn is a good coach. For being a ‘defensive guru’, his defenses have been garbage during his entire stint as a HC. It’s his talented, high powered offense that has been saving his job up to this point.

  6. So much for all those who so proudly were announcing their pre-season picks for the Pack to go to the SB.

    Don’t mind me, I picked Seattle.

    In any case, it’s in the history books now.

    Go get ‘im, Liv, he’s all yours for a couple of months.

  7. Just a good old fashioned butt whooping. I want to hear from Packer fans. But only about their team. No whining or talking about anything else, or any other team. Just about how your team isn’t nearly championship caliber. Because it isn’t.

  8. Until Ted Thompson wakes up and realizes he needs a team that can compete in all 3 phases the Packers will remain perennial pretenders. One player can’t win it all. Another year with a franchise QB goes straight down the drain due to inept management.

    #PackersArentHeadedtoHouston

  9. I’m still proud of my Packers. They were left for dead in the middle of November and ended up one game away from the Super Bowl.

    With that said, congratulations to the Atlanta Falcons. They played a whale of a game today and deserved to win.

  10. That trade for Julio Jones is one of the best trades ever. Browns ended up blowing all the picks of course, but even if they all turned out to be starters, Julio is just so dominant it’d still be worth it. With two weeks to rest, not sure how he’ll be stopped in the Super Bowl.

  11. mrplow3 says:
    Jan 22, 2017 6:34 PM

    Im so friggin tired of hearing how great Rodgers is.

    I dont care what anyone says, this bum is overated.
    ————————————————————–
    He has more rings than Matt Ryan. A-Rod will be back next season to lead the Pack to a 19-0 season.

  12. Breaking news Atlanta was called in to put out the fire known as Aaron Rodgers and it is officially out. Goodbye Green Bay, you were terrible. Aaron, hope you enjoy your one and only super bowl, seems like it was so long ago.

  13. Congratulations to the Falcons on their tremendous victory today. You were the better team. Represent the NFC well in 2 weeks.

    I am once again humbled by the gracious good sportsmanship of Green Bay Packer fans – even in losing. I’ve never been prouder, and applaud the fine example you set for fans of lesser teams.

  14. tjacks7 says:

    Patriots 27, Steelers 24 & Falcons 52, Packers 34

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    zerotrophiessince1961 says:

    And the Vikings trolls are out in force! A 20 point blowout tjacks???

    LOL. Dude. Just go away.

    Granted, I thought GB would show up for at least half of the game… But some guys know football and some guys are Packer fans.

  15. Absolutely great game played by the Falcons. Congratulations! Pretty impressive performance. Definitely could be a SB winning team.

    Unfortunately for the Pack, GB did not come to play and made too many mistakes. We got smashed early and just never recovered. Proud of the team this season though, it was quite a run. Just came up a little short. OK – ALOT short this game.

    Falcons just have a better team and they are playing like it. GL

  16. Great season Packers!. Way to pull together and fight through adversity. The win at Dallas was awesome. Unfortunately, the Falcons were the healthier and the better team today. Looking forward to next year. What a great effort by a great team. Thank you!!! Go Pack Go….

  17. Mrplow
    Who’s your team
    And tell me what causes Rogers talent to be overrated ?
    Win/loss does not define talent
    He does not play defense FYI

  18. Congratulations to the Falcons. You earned your trip to the Super Bowl. Now go and give a good account of yourselves to represent the NFC well.

    As for the Packers, I have been a fan since 1960 and I’m very proud of what the Packers did this year overcoming a lot of adversity. They have nothing to be a shamed of. They were up against it today for a myriad of reasons, and they just didn’t have enough horses to stop that excellent offense. Plus, their offense was too banged up as well.

    I’m happy I’m a Packers fan. The last 9 weeks have been amazing and no one gave them a chance to do what they did, not even most Packers fans.

    The Packers will be back in the thick of things again next year, you can take that to the bank.

  19. Thanks for coming Packers fans. Pick up your participation trophies at the door.

    But maybe you should pass on those since you didn’t even show up.

    Enjoy your off-season.

  20. illumination666 says:
    Jan 22, 2017 6:34 PM
    Still not convinced Quinn is a good coach. For being a ‘defensive guru’, his defenses have been garbage during his entire stint as a HC. It’s his talented, high powered offense that has been saving his job up to this point.
    ———–
    What? The Packers were held scoreless in the first half. And mainly scored 21 garbage points in the second half, while losing by a bunch. Seriously, your comment is absolutely ridiculous.

    BTW: Where’s that guy to say the Falcons haven’t dominated any winning teams?

  21. Matty Ice IS MVP!!!!! He is a class act, as he talked about how good GB and AR were in his interview.
    During AR’s interview after they barely beat my Cowboys, all he talked was we did this and we did that, without even acknowledging the ‘Boys….smh…such an arrogant person! Was beyond thrilled to see him get blown out of the water by a classy q/b 🙂

    Go Falcons!!! Win the SB!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  22. Any team that gets to the AFC or NFC championship game has had a very good year in my opinion.

    But packer fans say otherwise. So…………
    Yet another choke of a season for the preseason Super Bowl chumps.
    Dirty Aaron Rodgers ripping off a helmet by the facemask.
    Classless.

    Way to smackdown the packers Atlanta!!!!!!
    Great game !!!!

  23. revelation123 says:

    The healthiest team won today.
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    The healthiest team wins pretty much every week.

  24. pkrlvr says:
    Jan 22, 2017 6:42 PM
    Why are all the MN fans in here crowing? You guys haven’t been relevant for a month.
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    Why are the Vikings the first thing on your mind after your team got destroyed today? It doesn’t matter what the fan base is commenting, they are all saying the same thing. The Packers team is not anywhere near championship caliber. You fooled yourselves, but you didn’t fool the league.

  25. Humiliated on the grandest stage of them all. If there was a HOF for crybabies and whiners, Rodgers would sure be a 1st ballot enshrinee.

    Finally an unbiased officiating crew, and this was the result. GB getting absolutely destroyed by a team so much better than them. Had the officiating been unbiased all along, GB never would have been in the playoffs. Not sure what I would have more joy over, them not making the playoffs, or getting completely desimated in this game with millions of people watching. I’ll take this, a much bigger embarrassment to this franchise which is exactly what the staff and fan base deserve.

  26. Great job falcons, you don’t deserve the capital “F” yet because if you don’t win it all you just another loser! You whooped us good no doubt about it, but I already won this weekend….President Donald J. Trump was sworn into office! I’ll take that over another trophy at this moment in our countries history.

  27. Aaron Rodgers is a great QB. This game was lost early by their D and some missed O opportunities. But, my larger point still stands. Aaron Rodgers is the worst ‘great QB’ when he has to come from behind against a good team. This isn’t just an observation or an opinion – it is a statistical fact – and, it’s not even close. (the stats are out there on the internets if you are so inclined) His won-loss record when it comes to those games is wretched. (one of his few comebacks was against the 0-16 Lions team) Yes, he’s great. He does spectacular things, but, when he falls behind against a good team, he is poor. Period.

  28. Massacre in Atlanta! Great game Falcons, go get that Super Bowl Win!

    Major embarrassment for Green Bay but we all knew it would happen even though Packer fans assured everyone they would win with the #HeadedToHouston.

    Enjoy the tears. #HeadedNowhereExceptApplebees

    Cool story bro. Matt Ryan finally playing up to the 3rd overall pick. Only took 7 years

  29. 9-7 but when he loses the opponent usually scores 30-40 points. Brady often scored 20-30 points and won the game.

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    bleck5 says:
    Jan 22, 2017 6:37 PM
    how is Rogers a goat with an 8-7 record.

  30. contra74 says:
    Jan 22, 2017 6:33 PM

    Massacre in Atlanta! Great game Falcons, go get that Super Bowl Win!

    Major embarrassment for Green Bay but we all knew it would happen even though Packer fans assured everyone they would win

    ——————————————————

    Typical Viking Fan vitriol. Your team blew a 5-0 start not make the playoffs (again), yet you somehow think it’s a good idea to badmouth the Packers who have been decimated by injuries on both sides of the ball the whole season, yet managed to advance to the NFC Championship game.

    And, btw, I don’t recall a sigle Packer fan (or player) assuring anyone of a win – not one. (You see, it’s a class thing, I know that’s hard for you to understand).

    Is it the lye from the lutefisk, something in the water up there, or just genetics that addles the brains of Viking fans?

    56 years of futility and counting. Nice work.

  31. The NFL headquarters are not going to love the Falcons in the Super Bowl from a marketing perspective. I’m sure they would’ve looooved them some Aaron Rodgers

  32. To most of the Packer fans on this board, I want to congratulate you on a great season. I know today hurts, but you have nothing to be ashamed of. Your team’s comeback from the early part of the season was fantastic.

    To those 8-10 Packer fans here who act like piles of human excrement all year and show absolutely no sportsmanship or consideration for other teams’ fans, I hope your Super Bowl tickets taste good. A little ketchup might help.

  33. filthymcnasty3 says:
    Jan 22, 2017 6:38 PM
    I am once again humbled by the gracious good sportsmanship of Green Bay Packer fans – even in losing. I’ve never been prouder, and applaud the fine example you set for fans of lesser teams.
    ——–
    On a Vikings article yesterday, 34 of 36 comments were from Packer fans.

    You aren’t fooling anybody that comes here regularly. We know exactly what kind of fan base you are.

  34. packsupersoldier says:
    Jan 22, 2017 6:47 PM
    Viking fans – living vicariously through better teams than their own since 1961.
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    Packer fans: proclaiming their superiority, while stooping to the lowest level of any fan base, since forever.

  35. Why do packer fans try to explain this pathetic show by ripping a the Vikings???

    Live in your head much?

    All the other fans , like myself, also are basking in the joy of your teams absolute Annihilation.

  36. I almost feel bad for Atlanta. Such a great season, make it all the way to the SuperBowl only to lose to the greatest of all time. I know exactly how you guys will feel in two weeks. Signed an Eagles fan

  37. Great game Falcons. Fun season Packers. Maybe next year means a whole lot more to us than it does Viking trolls.

    Rodgers played his ass off with little reinforcements. He is one tough player. Brady is good too, but he can’t do the things Rodgers can do. Plus, Rodgers is a great person. Hats off to Rodgers, and Ryan too.

    Viking trolls wouldn’t know a good person if they were kissed on the cheek. They’re always too busy getting drunk and picking fights.

    Go Falcons Go.

  38. There has been at least 20 comments from Packer fans stating it was injuries. And about 10,000 comments during the season stating that injuries are never an excuse. Weird.

    The simple truth is this. The Packers are not an elite team. They got destroyed by the Falcons today. Sure, go ahead and talk about other teams and the past. But today, your team is the only team that was embarrassed.

  39. 9 playoff games
    7 blowouts
    1 borefest where a team won with only FGs
    1 good game that in itself only turned good because of the 4th qtr and was headed towards being as a blowout

    Tonight’s game will most likely be a Pats blowout as well since Tomlin has no idea how to out coach Belichick.

    These are officially not just the worst playoffs in NFL history but pro sports history. With luck, the SB will be an all-time classic but I won’t hold my breath for that.

  40. Down by 30 points. Haha.Rodgers is an embarrassment to the packers organization. He crys after every play, throws teammates under the bus during the game. He wins most games because of free plays, hail marys, referee help. He tried all that and it wasn’t enough. Rodgers is a diva, and a playoff choker. Just an average qb who’s mediocre every year. Overrated hypejob. Rodgers couldn’t hold Ryans jockstrap. I’ll take ryan over Rodgers any day.

  41. pkrh8tr says:
    Jan 22, 2017 6:42 PM
    Could be happier for the most arrogant, entitled fan base in the league. What an embarrassment
    _______________

    Not sure why you are bringing up Cowboys fans now when we should be congratulating Atlanta.
    Really expected a more competitive game at least through 3 quarters, impressive win by Atlanta.

  42. stellarperformance says:
    Jan 22, 2017 6:50 PM
    Great game Falcons. Fun season Packers. Maybe next year means a whole lot more to us than it does Viking trolls.
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    Not bad. It took you 3 whole sentences to bring up the Vikings. Why do you think that is? You should ask your therapist, or maybe ponder that thought during the off season.

    Only one of those teams embarrassed themselves today. Think about that.

  43. Disappointing but it’s always a great feeling when you go into the off season knowing your team the Green Bay Packers are always playing meaningful games in January, I know the Viking fans don’t know what that feeling is like so I’m happy.

  44. Pets and spouses will be beat tonight. Hope the local GB police force is allowing overtime the next 48-72 hours.

  45. stellarperformance says:
    Jan 22, 2017 6:50 PM

    Plus, Rodgers is a great person.
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    I think this statement speaks for itself people…

    Stellar’s comments are about as good as the Packers performance today.

  46. The vikings fans are once again showing why the rest of the division can’t stand them.

    Bitter third place team who have been predicting Pack would get destroyed every week since leading up to the Lions game. Eventually the odds would be on your side and they would lose. Then you say they choked.

    Go back to your mutiny riddled mess of a team and try to make the playoffs more than once a decade.

  47. Geez, Packers, if you weren’t even going to try, why bother kicking that last second FG a week ago in Dallas?

    Cowboys would have played them closer- likely still lost (as Ryan was on fire today), but it wouldn’t have been over at half time.

  48. powersnatch0102 says:
    Jan 22, 2017 6:46 PM
    Love all the excuses packers! Haha! True to who you are LOL!! You got rolled!!! And your qb is creepy

    1 0

    I read every comment up to yours and I saw nothing but Packers fans congratulating the Falcons and saying the better team won. What is your excuse?

  49. First off, I think the Packers should have taken the ball in the first half. Instead, they defer and put that awful awful awful defense on the field first. What happens? Atlanta 7-0 in no time. Why not put your offense on the field first, maybe go down and get 7, that way when your defense gives up the inevitable 7 at least you’re tied but the offense gets their rhythm and gets going and quiets the home crowd for a little. They didn’t do that and were chasing points right out of the gate.

    That said, it probably doesn’t even matter. That defense is a liability game in, game out, year after year. Aaron Rodgers has covered Dom Capers for too long. If it wasn’t for Rodgers, they don’t win 7 games this year, let alone vs Dallas last week. Defense giving up huge plays every week, receivers the past two weeks didn’t look like anyone was even covering them. If I was a Packer fan I’d be asking for a new DC to inject some life into those guys (maybe get Kevin Greene back, why not, could it get worse?), and find some free agents to help with that non-existent pass rush, as well as a corner that knows how to play football.

  50. Nice season Packers, overcoming a 4-6 start and a two game lead by both the Vikings and Lions to win the NFC North, winner ng two playoff games including taking out the number one seed Cowboys at their place…. Congratulations to the Falcons, we will root for you in the Superbowl…..

  51. Great job by The Falcons but let’s be real, they are not going to beat The Patriots in the Superbowl.

  52. Great game by the Falcons. We all knew their offense would score a lot of points. But, they should call their defense “The Fire Department”, because they put out the Rodgers fire. Congrats and now go win the Super Bowl!!!………….packer fan

  53. ogicalvoicesays says:
    Jan 22, 2017 6:34 PM
    Well. The Superbowl is going to be boring. The AFC Champion will slice the sorry Falcons. Shame on the NFC for producing this team as the finalist.

    Not if the Steelers are in it! If its the Pats, it will be close, but NE will win in a close one.

  54. You Vikings fans are something else.

    All rational Packers fans have zero issue with saying we got our butts kicked by a better team. At least we got there.

    Wide left, you lose again.

  55. So excited my Falcons are going to the Super Bowl! You played your hearts out and deserve the win. I also want to praise the Packers for a good season. But the Packer fans here seem not very gracious. I don’t understand. What does Minnesota have to do with this game? Kinda weird.

  56. madtowndan says:
    Jan 22, 2017 6:46 PM
    contra74 says:
    Jan 22, 2017 6:33 PM

    Massacre in Atlanta! Great game Falcons, go get that Super Bowl Win!

    Major embarrassment for Green Bay but we all knew it would happen even though Packer fans assured everyone they would win

    ——————————————————

    Typical Viking Fan vitriol. Your team blew a 5-0 start not make the playoffs (again), yet you somehow think it’s a good idea to badmouth the Packers who have been decimated by injuries on both sides of the ball the whole season, yet managed to advance to the NFC Championship game.

    And, btw, I don’t recall a sigle Packer fan (or player) assuring anyone of a win – not one. (You see, it’s a class thing, I know that’s hard for you to understand).

    Is it the lye from the lutefisk, something in the water up there, or just genetics that addles the brains of Viking fans?

    56 years of futility and counting. Nice work.
    —–
    #Triggered

  57. Poor Joe buck, he won’t be able to drool over Erin Rodgers in the Super Bowl! What will he do now? It makes me sick the way he calls Packers games, as if no other QB even matters but Arodg. So long pack, so long buck and your love affair for Erin and not the hot one on the sidelines!

  58. Beside the Packers there is no other team i’d rather see play in the big one. Go Falcons. For 2017, McCarthy has finally proven he can adjust his strategy. Packers managememt just needs to discuss a way to keep warm bodies on the field.

  59. textexington says:Jan 13, 2017 11:10 AM
    Next man up! Rest up for the NFC Championship Jordy! The ALMIGHTY 13 time World CHAMPS roll in a blowout win. Go Pack Go!
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    LOL

  60. I wish I could say great game but, it was only great for Atlanta fans and those who hate the Packers. Big win ATL. Congratulations on winning the NFCCG. Now go destroy the AFC Champions in the Super Bowl. ATL has the balance to win it all and it looks like they are ready.
    You destroyed the Packers today. Not much else to say about that.

  61. Carl Gerbschmidt says:
    Jan 22, 2017 6:44 PM
    The real losers are the fans of teams who don’t make the playoffs and spend the next month jealously sniping at the winner teams.
    —-
    Carl wait!!!!

    You forgot your #HeadedToHouston!!!

  62. I will be pretty disappointed if Ted Thompson has a job tomorrow at this time. Ted has been a detriment to the team with his stubbornness. GET SOME DEFENSIVE PLAYERS ,MORON!!

    That is all I have to say about that. Seems I have been saying it every year for the past 8 years. Their defense has been horrible for that long and they refuse to address it. Pick another WR next year and I am going to to wig out!

  63. “3-19, 3-19, . . .hut-hut!”

    “Ah, Aaron. We’re on the plane back to Green Bay. You can stop now.”

    “I knew you guys and McCarthy would fail me.”

  64. Say what you want, but it was a pretty damn good good run by the Pack, particularly given their injuries. Rodgers could only carry the team for so long.

  65. logicalvoicesays says:
    Jan 22, 2017 6:34 PM

    Well. The Superbowl is going to be boring. The AFC Champion will slice the sorry Falcons. Shame on the NFC for producing this team as the finalist.
    _________________________________

    From the same guy who once told us the next 5 Super Bowls were going through Washington because the Skins had RG3. Remind me of how that turned out

  66. Congratulations to the Atlanta Falcons and their fans.
    It’s great to see Matt Ryan finally get over the hump that’s eluded him for so long.
    Unfortunately it was at my team’s expense.

    No excuses, unlike most fan bases these days.
    It was fully earned and fully deserved.

    As for the Packers, it was a great and worthwhile season.
    Although, anything less than a Championship is simply not good enough.
    Another offseason of evaluation, but I do believe we have a great foundation to build off of.
    Injuries played a major factor in our late season demise and will have to be considered.

    Good luck, Dirty Birds.
    Your final salvation awaits.
    Don’t waste this opportunity.

  67. Very difficult for the Packers to win when missing one of their key contributors;
    Ed Hochuli
    Pete Morelli
    Carl Cheffers
    Walt Coleman
    Tony Corrente
    Jeff Triplette

  68. Jan 22, 2017 6:50 PM
    Great game Falcons. Fun season Packers. Maybe next year means a whole lot more to us than it does Viking trolls.

    Rodgers played his ass off with little reinforcements. He is one tough player. Brady is good too, but he can’t do the things Rodgers can do. Plus, Rodgers is a great person. Hats off to Rodgers, and Ryan too.

    Viking trolls wouldn’t know a good person if they were kissed on the cheek. They’re always too busy getting drunk and picking fights.

    Go Falcons Go.

    ***

    Go back to the archives this fall and you’ll find an article on PFT of a drunk Packer fan stabbing a Vikings fan. Don’t sit there and think your fan base is better.

    Packer fans are constantly pointing out how terrible Vikings fans are. In reality, Packer fans created Vikings trolls ever since 61. Constant arrogance and comparisons to championships. Day 1 Vikings are in the league and you’ll hear Packer fans comparing championships from ’28.

  69. Time for the dumb Vikings fans to go into hibernation, there’s nothing in Minnesota to be excited about. Meanwhile, Wisconsiners will be looking forward to the Daytona 500 in 5 Weeks. How many Minnesotans have won a Nascar Championship?

  70. Well that was a stinker…. Nonetheless, GB has shown it’s the class of the division and despite this rout, there was 1 team in the conference who can say they had a better season and one in the AFC as well.

    That said, I thought it ballsy that Ryan was still throwing late in the game with a 20-point lead and only wished Clay or somebody would have sent a message to Mrs. Quinn, medicine woman. It’s as if Quinn was still butt-hurt due to all the deserved attention Rodgers was getting. I hope Atlanta used up every bit of mojo today (everything went right) and they get smoked in the SB by the AFCC.

  71. I wonder if the clown ripping Quinn and Atlanta’s defense realizes that the Falcons defensr that shut GB out for the first half today started 5 rookies.

  72. 250dollarnflowner says:
    Jan 22, 2017 6:44 PM
    That loss couldn’t have happened to a bigger jerk.
    ——————
    Says the fan of a team who cheered for a player who tortured a 4 year old and then had the gall to play the victim in the situation.
    SMH!

  73. pack13queens0 says:
    Jan 22, 2017 7:26 PM
    Time for the dumb Vikings fans to go into hibernation, there’s nothing in Minnesota to be excited about. Meanwhile, Wisconsiners will be looking forward to the Daytona 500 in 5 Weeks. How many Minnesotans have won a Nascar Championship?
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    Have a nothing else to add to this, it pretty much sums things up perfectly. Wow.

  74. contra74 says:
    Jan 22, 2017 6:33 PM
    Massacre in Atlanta! Great game Falcons, go get that Super Bowl Win!

    Major embarrassment for Green Bay but we all knew it would happen even though Packer fans assured everyone they would win with the #HeadedToHouston.

    Enjoy the tears. #HeadedNowhereExceptApplebees

    Per NFL Stats

    Atl Playoff record 8-12
    SuperBowl rec. 0-1
    Championships won 0

    GB Playoff record 34-21
    SuperBowl rec. 4-1
    Championships won 13.

    Falcons had a great year, but start puffing your chest out when you get to the big leagues

  75. Congratulations, Atlanta Falcons and your fans! What an amazing game! Matty Ice had a career game and the offense sliced and diced the Cheesers all game. With the way they were propping up the Cheesers after their 3-point win over Dallas, it was as if the Falcons were going to be crushed. No, they did the crushing. It was “game over” by the end of the first half and the second half was the foot on the throat.

    Now, since I’m a Patriots’ fan, I’ll root for them in the Super Bowl, unless the Steelers win this game (and I doubt that they will). But, if the Steelers win today, I’m on your wagon in 2 weeks.

  76. jrl617 says:
    Jan 22, 2017 7:41 PM
    contra74 says:
    Jan 22, 2017 6:33 PM
    Massacre in Atlanta! Great game Falcons, go get that Super Bowl Win!

    Major embarrassment for Green Bay but we all knew it would happen even though Packer fans assured everyone they would win with the #HeadedToHouston.

    Enjoy the tears. #HeadedNowhereExceptApplebees

    Per NFL Stats

    Atl Playoff record 8-12
    SuperBowl rec. 0-1
    Championships won 0

    GB Playoff record 34-21
    SuperBowl rec. 4-1
    Championships won 13.

    Falcons had a great year, but start puffing your chest out when you get to the big leagues
    —-
    Cool stats bro!

    Did they change today’s outcome? No? Wow, those stats are meaningless!

  77. contra74 says:
    Jan 22, 2017 7:09 PM
    Carl Gerbschmidt says:
    Jan 22, 2017 6:44 PM
    The real losers are the fans of teams who don’t make the playoffs and spend the next month jealously sniping at the winner teams.
    —-
    Carl wait!!!!

    You forgot your #HeadedToHouston!!!
    ————
    Now that is funny. Props to contra on that one.

  78. pack13queens0 says:
    Jan 22, 2017 7:26 PM
    Time for the dumb Vikings fans to go into hibernation, there’s nothing in Minnesota to be excited about. Meanwhile, Wisconsiners will be looking forward to the Daytona 500 in 5 Weeks. How many Minnesotans have won a Nascar Championship?
    —-
    Daytona 500 chest puffing on a football page after your team gets embarrassed on national TV.

    Folks, I introduce the Green Bay packers fan mindset.0

  79. filthymcnasty3 says:
    Jan 22, 2017 6:38 PM
    Congratulations to the Falcons on their tremendous victory today. You were the better team. Represent the NFC well in 2 weeks.

    I am once again humbled by the gracious good sportsmanship of Green Bay Packer fans – even in losing. I’ve never been prouder, and applaud the fine example you set for fans of lesser teams.

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    Good sportsmanship doesn’t include jabs like the last line.
    Hypocrisy example above.

  80. Not a fan of either team, but in the times I have seen the pack, that defense is nowhere near as good as people have made them out to be.

    Had Wade Phillips held out for a few more weeks, the Pack job (assuming they fire Capers) would have been a great fit. Capers is clueless and he was badly out coached by Shanahan today. Those Falcon receivers were just picking their spots and catching.

  81. Congratulations to the Falcons! Well done. Now win the Super Bowl so we can take a team off the list of never haves. Speaking of that list Viking fans, you’re still there, 56 seasons and going “strong”. Wide left!!! SKOLOLOLOL!

  82. thegenghiskahn88 says:
    Jan 22, 2017 7:32 PM
    Everyone saw that whoopin coming unless you were a cheesehead
    —————
    Well, since you Dolts have been predicting it for 8 straight weeks, odds would eventually be on your side.
    Fortunately you’re not a gambling man or you’d be broke and homeless.

  83. pack13queens0 says:

    He has more rings than Matt Ryan. A-Rod will be back next season to lead the Pack to a 19-0 season.
    …………….
    Ring, as in singular. That said though, I admit I was surprised by the Falcons dominance. I really thought AR would lift his team to at least be competitive. It’s obvious that the Packers as a team are average at best, with an occasionally superb QB.

  84. That punk Rodgers needs to learn how to lose gracefully and not try to rip a guys head off….that was bush league show some class, him and Newton are the two classless QB in the league…..

  85. aypeeswhippingstick says:
    Jan 22, 2017 7:53 PM
    Congratulations to the Falcons! Well done. Now win the Super Bowl so we can take a team off the list of never haves. Speaking of that list Viking fans, you’re still there, 56 seasons and going “strong”. Wide left!!! SKOLOLOLOL!
    ———————————————–

    So easy to get into a packer fan’s head. God knows there’s plenty of room.

  86. cheeseisfattening says:
    Jan 22, 2017 7:46 PM
    contra74 says:
    Jan 22, 2017 7:09 PM
    Carl Gerbschmidt says:
    Jan 22, 2017 6:44 PM
    The real losers are the fans of teams who don’t make the playoffs and spend the next month jealously sniping at the winner teams.
    —-
    Carl wait!!!!

    You forgot your #HeadedToHouston!!!
    ————
    Now that is funny. Props to contra on that one.
    ————
    Well, to be perfectly honest he’s been hiding out for over a month (as have most of the Barneys) to come up with these amazing zingers, so it’s really not all that impressive.

  87. I usually root for the Packers but I’ve noticed the Packers fans on PFT have to be the saltiest there is.

    With that said I hope Aaron Rodgers and the squad humble themselves and learn from this game and come back better next year.

  88. johnnytarr says:
    Jan 22, 2017 7:50 PM
    filthymcnasty3 says:
    Jan 22, 2017 6:38 PM
    Congratulations to the Falcons on their tremendous victory today. You were the better team. Represent the NFC well in 2 weeks.

    I am once again humbled by the gracious good sportsmanship of Green Bay Packer fans – even in losing. I’ve never been prouder, and applaud the fine example you set for fans of lesser teams.

    ************************************************************
    Good sportsmanship doesn’t include jabs like the last line.
    Hypocrisy example above.
    —————
    He poops out of his mouth and then talks sportsmanship.

    And I mean that literally not figuratively. Look up the meaning of his toyko handle to see what I am talking about.

  89. Grats to Falcons team and their fans. We got beat soundly. No excuses (e.g., injuries) Good luck representing the NFC in the Super Bowl!!!

  90. packattack42 says:Jan 13, 2017 12:25 PM
    Rest up Jordy, we’ll need you in the Super Bowl!
    ————————————————————————
    Nevermind.

  91. Anytime I was going through a tough time, I usually leaned on my dad and brothers to get through it. So maybe Mr Munn can do that and uhh, never mind, his dad and brothers can’t stand him just like everyone else outside of GB.

    #welltheregoesthat

  92. I’d say thank God I don’t have to see that smug jerk Rodgers on my TV anymore, but of course he’s still on every other commercial.

    Yes, he’s an amazing talent, and he can make throws no one else can. But doing it for 10 weeks a year doesn’t quite cut it during a 16 week season. And if he ever did have a consistent year maybe they’d be able to play these games at home sometime.

    So good riddance and better luck next year.

  93. Tom Brady’s teams have absolutely been better than Aaron Rodgers’ teams. But when you look at QB stats, Rodgers destroys Brady. In both the regular season and postseason.

    For example, in the playoffs:

    Playoff Stat—–Rodgers—-Brady
    Completion %——63.5%——61.9%
    PPG——————28.75———26.2
    YPA——————7.5———–6.8
    TD %—————-6.0%——–4.8%
    INT %—————1.7%——–2.5%
    QB Rating———–99.4——–87.4

  94. The Pack didn’t play their best game today but even if they had, I don’t know that they would have had anything for Ryan and the Falcons. Atlanta just looked flat-out great.

    In other news, as much as the purples seem to think otherwise, this loss did nothing at all to make the Vikings any better. They’re still 3rd place and they still quit on Zimmy The Chimp.

  95. Congrats to the Falcons.

    As for GB, their defense has been terrible for years.

    Until and unless the GB Board gets off their butts and then kicks some butts (particularly Ted Thompson), we will continue to see more of this. But, when you have people like David Kohler on the Board – – – people who are there not because of their football acumen, but rather because of their “right” connections, nothing will be done.

    If I were advising Aaron Rodgers, I’d tell him to walk into Thompson’s office tomorrow morning and tell him that he will play no more for GB unless the defense is rebuilt. The clock is ticking for AR and he’s wasting his time in GB.

  96. “The healthiest team won today.”
    ————-

    If you downvoted this factual statement, you just proved how astonishingly little you know about the Packers and Falcons injuries this season (and this game). The Falcons were hands down the healthier team, and it wasn’t even close.

    Down-voting facts wont change them.

    I hope the Falcons finally get a Lombardi.

  97. No excuses – we collapsed like a stretch of incompetently maintained interstate today. Congrats to the ATL Falcons and their fans, and good luck in the Superbowl. It’s a special experience.

  98. If the Packers hurry they can still get to Houston for the Super Bowl. Better hurry, tickets are going fast!

  99. Hats off to the great Green Bay fans Rodgers and crew actually played gallantly with all the injuries, flu, fog delay and everything else that could go wrong for a team headed for the NC Championship…really enjoy when they come to town..great people…you are welcome anytime in the ATL!!! Falcons are best I have ever seen in 40+ years my being in this town and it is a way overdue thing for this city. Let’s beat the whammo out of NE and Belicheat and Shady Brady in the SB!!!!

  100. So we have packer fans:

    Bragging about playing meaningful games in January….
    Congratulating themselves by saying at least we got here…..
    Ripping on the Vikings, who have been done for a month……
    And the golden oldie of 13 world championships dating back to the Stone Age…..

    I thought that only winning a super bowl was important?
    Yet you sure take pride in meaningless stats.

  101. So hilarious to see all the Barney fans, after weeks in seclusion, come out in a unified front to celebrate their biggest win of the year.
    Unfortunately it’s a Falcon’s victory.

    Let’s hear it for the Minnesota Barney fans, living vicariously through other fan bases for 56 years and counting.

  102. screamingyellowzonkers says:
    Jan 22, 2017 9:33 PM
    So we have packer fans:

    Bragging about playing meaningful games in January….
    Congratulating themselves by saying at least we got here…..
    Ripping on the Vikings, who have been done for a month……
    And the golden oldie of 13 world championships dating back to the Stone Age…..

    I thought that only winning a super bowl was important?
    Yet you sure take pride in meaningless stats.

    ================================

    For the ENTIRE playoffs, every Packer thread is littered with Vikings fans spouting off, beating their chests. Look, we got slaughtered today, by a better team. If hitching your wagon to whatever team plays the Packers in the playoffs works for you Ponytails, then congrats on a successful postseason.

  103. Again. It’s not just Viking fans that are basking is your teams embarassing annihilation. But you packer fans have no recourse other that to bring up the Vikings who are so irrelevant. It’s really sad.

    But I guess after today you have nothing else.

  104. pkrh8tr says:
    Jan 22, 2017 10:12 PM
    Again. It’s not just Viking fans that are basking is your teams embarassing annihilation. But you packer fans have no recourse other that to bring up the Vikings who are so irrelevant. It’s really sad.

    But I guess after today you have nothing else.

    =======================================

    Bring up the Vikings? Look at first comment on this thread. Viking fan. Don’t throw stones if you live in a glass house buddy!

    Might you add who your team is fine sir?

  105. Tough loss today – got whopped by the better team. No excuses – our porous backfield was exposed and we just could never catch up. But great season all in all. Another NFC north title and we went deep into the playoffs. Good stuff. Can’t wait ’til next year. Thanks Green Bay for a fun year!!

  106. The sheer number of Vikings fan posts is hysterical – and quite sad. Packer fans don’t know what it’s like when the NFL playoffs is exclusively about hate and jealousy for a rival. That must be very difficult. It must be what makes you become bitter and cynical – to lose year after year – to have your team leave you disappointed, rarely even being competitive in December. You deserve our pity and understanding. At least you’ll always have your mantra – Someone Keeps On Losing. Cheers

  107. Congrats to the Falcons.
    What a dominating performance.
    But the game was absolutely boring. About as boring as a NFC Championship game can be.
    Lousy game – but great win for Atlanta.

  108. @revelation123 says:
    “Tom Brady’s teams have absolutely been better than Aaron Rodgers’ teams. But when you look at QB stats, Rodgers destroys Brady.
    For example, in the playoffs:”

    Its because the Patriots typically has a bye in the playoffs, so they are playing in divisional and championship rounds against strong defensive teams, like Broncos, Steelers, Ravens, Chiefs… etc.

    Whereas Greenbay has more games in the wildcard rounds(Weaker opponents)

  109. johngaltwho says:
    Jan 22, 2017 11:44 PM

    The sheer number of Vikings fan posts is hysterical – and quite sad.
    —————-
    There was a Vikings article a few days ago. 35 out of 38 comments were from Packer fans. And the article wasn’t even about how bad the team played, like this article is.

  110. Glad Aaron Rodgers lost, can’t stand the guy…..

    Thought the conductors, err, I mean officials, were going to get the Packers back into it..

  111. winningisabrees says: Jan 19, 2017 10:08 AM

    BUT BUT, I thought Rodgers was washed up, had a social disorder, estranged from family and teammates, time for GB to start looking to draft a QB……. He’s going to the SB. Count on it.
    ——————————-
    How’d that work out for you?

  112. teambringitstrong says:
    Jan 22, 2017 6:45 PM
    The most obnoxious city on earth.
    ————————————————————
    Agreed. Shame on the NFL for letting them host the Super Bowl next year.

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