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Atlanta Falcons Find a Way to Lose in Green Bay

Atlanta Falcons Find a Way to Lose in Green Bay

ajc.com ESPN.com profootballtalk.com Updated Dec 8, 2013
Another Game, Another Loss Falcons Fumble Another One Away (AP) It looked the Falcons of old for a half. The offense was moving well and the defense came up with some turnovers and the Falcons looked like the team that had done so well the past 5 years.…
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  • Smith doesn't regret passing on field goal

    Smith doesn't regret passing on field goal

    ESPN.com Dec 8, 2013
    GREEN BAY, Wis. -- Atlanta Falcons head coach Mike Smith didn't second-guess his decision to go for it on fourth down rather than have Matt Bryant attempt a 51-yard field goal with two minutes remaining in Sunday's 22-21 loss to the Green Bay Packers. T…
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  • Packers convert key turnover, halt skid at 5

    Packers convert key turnover, halt skid at 5

    ESPN.com Dec 8, 2013
    Matt Flynn threw for 258 yards and the Packers' struggling defense forced a key fourth-quarter turnover in a 22-21 win Sunday over the Atlanta Falcons to snap a five-game winless slide.
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  • As if it wasn’t bad enough for Packers, the beer lines have fro…

    As if it wasn’t bad enough for Packers, the beer lines have frozen at Lambeau Field

    yahoo.com Dec 8, 2013
    Calling in the National Guard to Green Bay, Wisconsin ... As things have fallen completely apart for the Green Bay Packers this season, watching the Atlanta Falcons dominate them in the first half of Sunday's game might be considered bad news. But for s…
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  • Falcons' DeCoud (head injury) won't return

    Falcons' DeCoud (head injury) won't return

    ESPN.com Dec 8, 2013
    Atlanta Falcons starting free safety Thomas DeCoud is out for the rest of Sunday's game against the Green Bay Packers after suffering a head injury.
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  • Questionable Gonzalez, Motta active

    Questionable Gonzalez, Motta active

    ESPN.com Dec 8, 2013
    GREEN BAY, Wis. -- Atlanta Falcons head coach Mike Smith said he anticipated having a healthy group of players for Sunday's game against the Green Bay Packers. He was right on point. Tight end Tony Gonzalez and safety Zeke Motta were the only players qu…
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  • Live blog: Falcons at Packers

    Live blog: Falcons at Packers

    ESPN.com Dec 8, 2013
    Join our ESPN.com NFL experts as they break down the Atlanta Falcons' visit to the Green Bay Packers. Contribute your thoughts and questions beginning at 1 p.m. ET. And, be sure to visit our NFL Nation Blitz page for commentary from every game, as well …
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  • Video - Sunday Blitz: Falcons-Packers Recap 02:52

    Sunday Blitz: Falcons-Packers Recap

    Dec 8
    Cary Chow and Tom Waddle break down the Packers' Week 14 win over the Falcons.
  • Video - Packers Rally Past Falcons 00:41

    Packers Rally Past Falcons

    Dec 8
    Matt Flynn connected with Andrew Quarless for the go-ahead touchdown, and the Packers held on to beat the Falcons 22-21.
  • Video - Falcons postgame press conference 02:37

    Falcons postgame press conference

    Dec 8
    Falcons react following game with Packers
  • Video - Week 14: Atlanta Falcons vs. Green Bay Packers highlights 03:17

    Week 14: Atlanta Falcons vs. Green Bay Packers highlights

    Dec 8
    The Packers defense comes up big in the fourth quarter forcing a crucial turnover to help Green Bay inch out a 22-21 victory over the Atlanta Falcons in Week 14 of NFL action.

Sports Columnists

  • Don Banks: Snow, wind, ice can't slow LeSean McCoy, Eagles

    Dec 8
    PHILADELPHIA -- It speaks quite well of the Philadelphia Eagles and where they might be headed this season that they weathered this particular storm. The driving, game-altering snow that turned the game into a mini-Winter Olympics. The 14-point third-qu…
  • Don Banks: No shortage of drama on Survival Sunday; more Week 14 Snaps

    Dec 8
    PHILADELPHIA -- Musings, observations and the occasional insight from an impossibly snowy, memorable and frenetically-paced Sunday in the NFL, otherwise known as Week 14. ...
  • NFL - John Clayton's Last Call, Week 14

    Dec 8
    Three playoff hopefuls got critical victories on a wild, show-filled Sunday, writes John Clayton.