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SnapCall Sports (2016 NFC Championship Game)

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This Sunday, the Atlanta Falcons host the Green Bay Packers for the right to reach Super Bowl LI. Back in Week 8, the Falcons rallied behind quarterback Matt Ryan to defeat Aaron Rodgers and company, 33-32. Want to enjoy this rematch even more? Download the SnapCall Sports app and join me (@BaxFootballGuru) and many others for 3-plus hours of NFL conversation.

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Game Notes:

Green Bay Packers (12-6) at Atlanta Falcons (12-5): Packers make their second appearance at the Georgia Dome this season as teams meet for fourth time in postseason…Three months ago at Atlanta (Week 8), Falcons rallied for 33-32 win – snapping four-game overall losing streak to Packers dating back to ’10 NFC Divisional Playoffs…HISTORIC NOTE: Fourth postseason meeting between teams (Packers, 2-1), Packers posting 37-20 win in ’95 NFC Wild Card Playoffs at Lambeau Field and 48-21 win in ’10 NFC Divisional Playoffs at Atlanta, while Falcons posted 27-7 win ’02 NFC Wild Card Playoffs at Lambeau Field…

Coaches: Packers’ head coach Mike McCarthy: 10-7 in postseason play…Falcons’ head coach Dan Quinn: 1-0 in postseason play…

Postseason History: Packers: making 32nd overall playoff appearance (21st since merger), 34-21 in postseason play (22-18 since merger)…Falcons making 13th overall playoff appearance (13th since merger), 8-12 in postseason play (8-12 since merger)…

Stats/Thoughts: Packers: 17th lifetime appearance in NFL/NFC Championship Game (11-5), making first appearance since 2014…Falcons: Fourth lifetime appearance in NFC Championship Game (1-2), making first appearance since 2012…Packers’ QB Aaron Rodgers: Incl. playoffs, 36 TD passes, 4 INT in last 13 games (10 TD passes, 4 INT in first 5 games in ‘16)…Packers: Incl. playoffs, scored 30-plus points in 6 straight games…Packers: Incl. playoffs, won 8 straight games (opened 4-6 in ’16)…Packers: Incl. playoffs, won 4 straight road games…Falcons’ QB Matt Ryan: 12 TD passes, 7 INT, 3 fumbles lost, sacked 14 times in 6 career playoff games dating back to ’08…Falcons’ QB Matt Ryan: Incl. playoffs, 41 TD passes, 7 INT in 17 games in ’16 (21 TD passes, 16 INT in 16 games in ’15)…Falcons’ QB Matt Ryan: 38 TD passes in 16 reg. season games in ’16 (to 13 different players)…Falcons: Incl. playoffs, scored 30-plus points in 5 straight games and 12-of-17 games in ’16…Falcons: Incl. playoffs, won 5 straight games…

 

 

 

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