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Falcons advance to Super Bowl LI

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By Anthony Caruso III | Publisher
On January 22, 2017 at 9:10 pm EST

The Atlanta Falcons have advanced to Super Bowl LI at NRG Stadium in Houston, Texas. The Falcons defeated the Green Bay Packers 44-22 in the NFC Conference Championship game at the Georgia Dome in Atlanta, Ga.

The Falcons (13-5) will be appearing in their second Super Bowl. They will face the winner of the AFC Conference Championship game between the Pittsburgh Steelers and New England Patriots.

On Jan. 31, 1999, the Denver Broncos defeated the Falcons 31-19 at Pro Player Stsdium (now Hard Rock Stadium) in Super Bowl XXXIII in Miami Gardens, Fla. This game was marred by Eugene Robinson’s arrest by an undercover cop for soliciting a prostitute.

The Falcons come into this year’s Super Bowl with a seven-game win streak. The Packers had an eight-game win streak before it was snapped on Sunday — and they end their season with a 12-6 record.

Green Bay had 386 yards. Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers had 287 passing yards and 46 rushing yards.

He accounted for three touchdowns. He hit Davanté Adams for a two-yard touchdown reception.

He also hit Jordy Nelson for a three-yard touchdown reception. Jared Cook also caught a one-yard touchdown reception.

Atlanta had 503 yards. Falcons quarterback Matt Ryan had 392 passing yards and 23 rushing yards.

He accounted for five touchdowns. He hit Julio Jones for two touchdowns. The duo connected on a five-yard touchdown reception.

They also connected on a 73-yard touchdown reception. Ryan also hit Mohamed Sanu for a two-yard touchdown reception.

Devonta Freeman also caught a four-yard touchdown reception. Ryan also scored on a 14-yard rushing touchdown.

Tevin Coleman had 29 rushing yards and 35 receiving yards. He also scored on a three-yard rushing touchdown.

Falcons kicker Matt Bryant also made a 28-yard field goal.


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