Falcons await Packers-Cowboys winner

Atlanta advances to NFC title game with victory over Seattle


DALLAS – The Atlanta Falcons await the winner of Sunday's Packers-Cowboys showdown.

The No. 2 seed Falcons advanced to next Sunday's NFC Championship Game with a 36-20 victory over the Seahawks in the divisional round on Saturday.

Should the Packers beat the Cowboys, Green Bay would travel to Atlanta next week for an NFC title game in the Georgia Dome. If the Cowboys win, Dallas would host the Falcons for a berth in Super Bowl LI.

The Packers and Falcons have met twice previously in the playoffs. In the 2010 divisional round, the Packers won at the Georgia Dome, 48-21, on their way to Super Bowl XLV. Green Bay also beat Atlanta in the 1995 wild-card round at Lambeau Field.

Green Bay and Atlanta also met earlier this regular season, with the Falcons pulling out a 33-32 victory at the Georgia Dome on a touchdown pass with 31 seconds remaining.

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