How they scored: Falcons 44, Packers 21

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Atlanta Falcons quarterback Matt Ryan (2) scores a touchdown during the 2nd quarter of the Green Bay Packers NFC Championship game against the Atlanta Falcons at the Georgia Dome in Atlanta, Georgia on Sunday, January 22, 2017. Mike De Sisti / Milwaukee Journal Sentinel


ATLANTA: Mohamed Sanu, 2-yard pass from Ryan (Bryant kick), 8:24

Key plays: On first and 10 at the Green Bay 36-yard line, Falcons quarterback Matt Ryan found tight end Pat DiMarco all alone near the right sideline for 31 yards. Three plays later, Ryan flipped an underhanded pass to Sanu in the end zone.

The drive: 13 plays, 80 yards, 6:36

Falcons 7, Packers 0

ATLANTA: Bryant, 28-yard field goal, :14

Key plays: Sanu caught two passes for 31 yards and also carried the ball for 7 yards on a direct snap. Ryan connected with tight end Austin Hooper for 15 yards on third and 7.

The drive: 12 plays, 59 yards, 5:21.

Falcons 10, Packers 0


ATLANTA: Ryan, 14-yard run (Bryant kick), 7:24

Key plays: After the Falcons recovered a fumble by Aaron Ripkowski, Ryan hooked up with Julio Jones with three passes for 56 yards. On second down at the Green Bay 14, Ryan pump-faked and took off after seeing a clear path to the goal line.

The drive: Nine plays, 80 yards, 3:35

Falcons 17, Packers 0

ATLANTA: Jones, 5-yard pass from Ryan (Bryant kick), :03.

Key plays: Marwin Evans and LaDarius Gunter couldn’t come up with interceptions. Ryan hit Taylor Gabriel for 16 yards on third and 10 and then immediately found Devonta Freeman for 19 yards.

The drive: Nine plays, 68 yards, 1:47

Falcons 24, Packers 0


ATLANTA: Jones, 73-yard pass from Ryan (Bryant kick), 13:51.

Key plays: The Packers’ offense went three-and-out after halftime. On the Falcons’ second offensive play of the half, Jones made the catch despite a holding call against Gunter and then outraced Damarious Randall to the end zone.

The drive: Two plays, 72 yards, 0:51.

Falcons 31, Packers 0

GREEN BAY: Davante Adams, 2-yard pass from Aaron Rodgers (Mason Crosby kick), 9:19.

Key plays: The Packers finally get on the scoreboard with Rodgers finding Jared Cook four times to move down the field. After an Atlanta timout, Rodgers threw a quick slant to Adams to score.

The drive: 12 plays, 75 yards, 4:32.

Falcons 31, Packers 7

ATLANTA: Freeman, 4-yard pass from Ryan (kick failed), 4:05.

Key plays: Freeman took over on this drive, running five times for 28 yards and then wrestling the ball away from Morgan Burnett on the catch that was ruled a touchdown after a Falcons challenge.

The drive: Eight plays, 75 yards, 5:08.

Falcons 37, Packers 7

GREEN BAY: Jordy Nelson, 3-yard pass from Rodgers (Ripkowski run), :38.

Key plays: Rodgers scrambled for 28 yards. He then had an interception reversed on a review. Rodgers had two other scrambles on the drive.

The drive: Nine plays, 75 yards, 3:33.

Falcons 37, Packers 15


ATLANTA: Tevin Coleman, 3-yard run (Bryant kick), 12:07.

Keys plays: Sanu grabbed the Packers’ onside kick attempt and ran nine yards before getting tripped up. Coleman had four carries on the drive.

The drive: Seven plays, 33 yards, 3:31.

Falcons 44, Packers 15

GREEN BAY: Cook, 1-yard pass from Rodgers (run failed), 6:43.

Key plays: Rodgers and Randall Cobb had a 34-yard connection, but otherwise Rodgers dinked and dunked his way down the field.

The drive: 14 plays, 75 yards, 5:24.

Falcons 44, Packers 21

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