Mike Smith wants his first two playoff losses with the Falcons to be “growing experiences” that will help his team prepare for Sunday’s first-round game against the Giants.
Eli Manning was undeserving of the blame he received last season as his receivers let him down with drops and gaffes that led to interceptions. Now with an improved receiving corp, Manning is benefiting from the byproduct of the talent around him.
Carving up the NFC’s top-seeded team, Aaron Rodgers threw three touchdown passes, ran for another score and led the Green Bay Packers to their second straight postseason road victory with a stunning 48-21 rout of the Atlanta Falcons on Saturday night.
Roddy White hauled in a 33-yard touchdown pass from Matt Ryan with 20 seconds remaining and the Atlanta Falcons, after squandering a late lead, beat the Baltimore Ravens 26-21 on Thursday.
Kenny Britt had the best game of his career two days after being involved in a bar fight, making three TD catches in a 37-19 win over the Eagles 37-19.
Matt Bryant did what Garrett Hartley could not, drilling a 46-yard field goal with 1:55 left in overtime to lift the Atlanta Falcons to a 27-24 victory over the New Orleans Saints.