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Falcons’ second half rally not enough in 43-37 loss to Packers

Julio Jones turned in another monster game. (Tom Lynn)

Julio Jones turned in another monster game. (Tom Lynn)

At the half, the Atlanta Falcons were down 31-7 to the Green Bay Packers, and it looked like the game was slated to get worse in the second half.

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Atlanta Falcons at Green Bay Packers Preview

The Falcons will need to be perfect against the Packers on Monday night. (John Bazemore)

The Falcons will need to be perfect against the Packers on Monday night. (John Bazemore)

For the third week in a row, the 5-7 Atlanta Falcons are in first place in the NFC South with a head-to-head tie-breaker over the New Orleans Saints.

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Falcons Blow Double-Digit Lead in 22-21 Loss to Packers

Sean Weatherspoon rumbled for a 71-yard interception return for a touchdown before halftime. (Mike Roemer)

Sean Weatherspoon returned an interception 71 yards for the touchdown just before the end of the first half. (Mike Roemer)

Despite having a 21-10 lead heading into halftime, the Atlanta Falcons failed to score in the second half and lost 22-21 to the Green Bay Packers in Lambeau Field.

With :32 remaining in the first half, Falcons linebacker Sean Weatherspoon intercepted a Matt Flynn pass that was deflected off Paul Worrilow’s foot and rumbled 71 yards for the touchdown.

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NFL Schedule Release: Falcons Have Four Nationally Televised Games

The NFL schedule is set to be released today at 8 p.m. EST, and the Atlanta Falcons will appear in four nationally televised games, according to D. Orlando Ledbetter of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution.

Ledbetter has the New England Patriots (home), Green Bay Packers (away), San Francisco 49ers (away), and Seattle Seahawks (home) games as the four nationally televised games. It makes sense for each of those games to be nationally televised, although I’m surprised that one of the games against the New Orleans Saints was omitted.

Last season, the Falcons had the same amount of nationally televised games.

Following the schedule release, I’ll have an analysis up along with my predictions.

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Championship Round Preview: Atlanta Falcons Vs. San Francisco 49ers

It’s the first time the Atlanta Falcons will host an NFC Championship Game, and it’s the second consecutive year the San Francisco 49ers will appear in said game.

Last year, the 49ers hosted the championship game and lost 20-17 to the New York Giants. There’s little doubt San Francisco (12-4-1) will look for that extra nudge to get over the hump and earn themselves a trip to Super Bowl XLVII.

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Three Ways the Falcons Can Beat the 49ers

After beating the Seattle Seahawks in the divisional round of the playoffs last week, the Atlanta Falcons will host the San Francisco 49ers in the NFC Championship Game on Sunday at 3:00 p.m. EST.

To no Falcons fan’s surprise, Atlanta are underdogs in the match-up. In any case, there are three ways the Falcons can at least give themselves a chance at defeating the 49ers and advancing to Super Bowl XLVII.

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Divisional Round Preview: Atlanta Falcons Vs. Seattle Seahawks

Matt Ryan and the Atlanta Falcons’ 0-3 record in the playoffs since 2008 is well-known and brought up aplenty. The pressure is on for the Falcons to get that playoff win.

Atlanta was bounced out of the playoffs in embarrassing fashion the last two years, losing 48-21 to the Green Bay Packers in 2010, and 24-2 to the New York Giants in 2011.

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Atlanta Will Play Seattle in Divisional Round

The Atlanta Falcons will host the Seattle Seahawks in the divisional round of the playoffs on Sunday, January 13 at 1 p.m.

The Minnesota Vikings lost to Green Bay 24-10 on Saturday, and the Seattle Seahawks defeated the Washington Redskins 24-14 tonight.

As the top seed, the Falcons host the lowest-ranked remaining playoff seed. Minnesota had the sixth seed, and Seattle the fifth. Washington was the fourth seed.

I thought the Falcons would have the best chance against the Vikings. With that said, I think the Falcons will be able to handle the Seahawks in similar fashion.

The divisional round match-up preview will be available Thursday.

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Who Should the Falcons Want to Face in Divisional Round?

Is this the year the Falcons finally get that elusive playoff victory under Mike Smith? (Rebecca Cook)

Is this the year the Falcons finally get that elusive playoff victory under Mike Smith? (Rebecca Cook)

As the number one seed, the Atlanta Falcons will host the lowest-seeded wild card winner from this weekend in the divisional round next Sunday.

The Washington Redskins have the number four seed; the Seattle Seahawks have the number five seed; the Minnesota Vikings have the number six seed.

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Falcons Defeat Lions 31-18, Earn Home-Field Advantage

Roddy White had an explosive game. (Leon Halip)

Roddy White had an explosive game. (Leon Halip)

The Atlanta Falcons just needed to defeat the Detroit Lions in order to earn home-field advantage throughout the playoffs, and they did just that.

Matt Ryan led the Falcons (13-2) to a 31-18 victory, tossing four touchdown passes – two to Roddy White and one each to Julio Jones and Michael Palmer – in the process.

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