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Aaron Rodgers: We need to reload, can take “big step” this offseason

The Packers’ hot streak came to an end in Atlanta on Sunday afternoon and that means quarterback Aaron Rodgers is already thinking about the future. Rodgers was asked if he felt like he was running short on chances to win another Super Bowl, which the quarterback said wasn’t the case while adding that they have…

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Julio Jones wasn’t slowed by toe injury on Sunday

Before Sunday’s NFC Championship Game, Jay Glazer of FOX Sports reported that Falcons wide receiver Julio Jones has been dealing with three injuries to his foot — two to a toe and one in the middle of the foot — in recent weeks. Those injuries kept Jones from practicing twice in the week leading up…

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Mike McCarthy: We ran into a buzzsaw

Packers coach Mike McCarthy didn’t see Sunday’s NFC Championship Game much differently than anyone else who watched the Falcons roll to Super Bowl LI with a 44-21 win. McCarthy noted the rough start that saw the Packers miss a field goal and lose a fumble in the end zone on their first two drives while…

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Ryan, Falcons roll to NFC title

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…

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T.J. Lang carted to locker room

Packers offensive lineman T.J. Lang was carted to the locker room late in the third quarter of Sunday’s NFC Championship Game. Lang suffered a lower leg or ankle injury. The Packers have had a miserable day and previously lost Micah Hyde, Kentrell Brice, Lane Taylor and Jake Ryan to injuries, so with Taylor and Lang…

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Michael Floyd, Ladarius Green out for Sunday night

As the Falcons continue to shred the Packers en route to Atlanta’s second Super Bowl appearance, another spot remains to be earned. Patriots receiver Michael Floyd and Steelers tight end Ladarius Green are among the players who won’t be in uniform for the AFC title game. Floyd is a healthy scratch for the Patriots, along…

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Ryan throws fourth touchdown pass of the day

The Packers finally scored. The Falcons came back throwing, showing they wanted more. The Falcons answered the first Packers’ points with another long touchdown drive, going 75 yards in eight plays to make it 37-7. Matt Ryan’s fourth touchdown pass of the game went to Devonta Freeman, and though Matt Bryant missed the PAT it…

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Pereira, Blandino offer different reasons for Falcons touchback

If NFL fans have a hard time understanding the rules, that’s understandable: Even the head of officiating and the former head of officiating don’t always see a call the same way. After the Falcons were given a touchback on a recovery of a Packers fumble that almost rolled into the end zone, NFL head of…

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Julio Jones showing off speed, skill as Falcons rout Packers

Julio Jones was limited in practice last week. He’s apparently OK — and he’s killing the Packers. A 73-yard catch-and-run touchdown by Jones early in the third quarter has made it 31-0. Jones also caught a 5-yard touchdown pass just before halftime and is over 140 receiving yards in this NFC Championship Game. The Packers…

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Packers have few answers, no points at halftime

Matt Ryan and the Falcons dominated the first half and hold a 24-0 halftime lead over the Packers. Ryan has thrown touchdown passes to Julio Jones and Mohamed Sanu and also ran 14 yards for a score. He threw for 271 yards in the first half. Jones caught a 5-yard touchdown pass with three seconds…

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Falcons finagle touchback after fumble near end zone

As Packers fullback Aaron Ripkowski bulldozed toward a touchdown, he lost the ball. Falcons safety Jalen Collins pounced at the one and then rolled into the end zone. The officials ruled it was a touchback. Arguably, Collins gave himself up at the one. Arguably, he deliberately took the ball into the end zone, possibly making…

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Ryan runs for score as Falcons extend lead

Matt Ryan and the Falcons keep converting third downs, keep moving the chains and keep scoring. They lead the Packers, 17-0, midway through the second quarter of Sunday’s AFC Championship Game. Ryan ran 14 yards for a touchdown to make it 17-0. He threw a 2-yard touchdown pass to Mohamed Sanu on the game’s first…

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Falcons dominate first quarter, lead 10-0

The Falcons hold a 10-0 lead over the Packers after one quarter in the NFC Championship Game. Falcons quarterback Matt Ryan is off to a hot start. Ryan is 11-of-16 for 125 yards and had two passes that would have been big gains dropped. Falcons wide receiver Mohamed Sanu caught the game’s first touchdown and…

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Ryan sharp as Falcons take early lead

The Falcons got the ball first and scored first in Sunday’s NFC Championship Game. They went 80 yards in 13 plays with Matt Ryan completing three third-down passes. The Falcons scored on a third-down shovel pass to Mohamed Sanu after Ryan was flushed out of the pocket. The Falcons have now scored a touchdown on…

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Report: Chip Kelly could replace Kyle Shanahan in Atlanta

Falcons offensive coordinator Kyle Shanahan is slated for a second interview with the 49ers about their head coaching job this week and the expectation around the league is that he will wind up taking the job. That would leave the Falcons in need of a new offensive coordinator and Jay Glazer of FOX Sports reported…

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