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Green Bay Packers Vs. Atlanta Falcons Score: 28-14, Falcons Self-Destruct Before Halftime

The Green Bay Packers scored 28 points in the second quarter and lead the Atlanta Falcons, 28-14, in the NFC divisional playoffs. After Aaron Rodgers gave the Packers their first lead against the Falcons in six quarters (they never led in their Nov. 28 meeting), the Falcons moved into field goal range with seconds remaining in the half. Matt Ryan tried to force a ball to Roddy White but was picked off by Traman Williams for the second time and Williams returned it for a 70-yard touchdown, putting the Packers in control.

The Packers have amassed 268 total yards and 16 first downs in the first half. The Falcons have managed only 106 yards. In fact, the Falcons are on pace for the lowest offensive yards output since Mike Smith took over as head coach in 2008. Their previous low was 215 against the New Orleans Saints Dec. 27, 2010.

Aaron Rodgers is 18-for-21 for 234 yards and two scores and has found Greg Jennings six times for 88 yards. Neither ground game has been effective with the Packers gaining 34 yards and the Falcons putting up 39.

The Falcons are 0-3 when they trail by 14 or more points at halftime under head coach Mike Smith. Their only time this season they trailed by 14 at the half was against the Philadelphia Eagles in a 31-17 loss.

I leave you with this: The last time the Falcons overcame a 14-point halftime deficit was in 1991. They came back to beat the … Green Bay Packers 35-31. I’m just saying.

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Photographs by coka_koehler used in background montage under Creative Commons. Thank you.