The Atlanta Falcons are heading to the Super Bowl in their 51 years as a team. They conquered the Green Bay Packers 21-44. ATL MVP candidate Matt Ryan had a MVP performance. He threw 27-38 for 392 yards and four touchdowns. Star Wide Receiver Julio Jones had 9 receptions for 180 yards and also two scores.
The Falcons defense led by sack leader Vic Beasley held the Packers to only 367 yards total. The offense of the Packers struggled all game with two turnovers (Aaron Rodgers interception, and Aaron Ripkowski fumble). The Packers, after a quiet eight game winning streak, need to return to Green Bay and work on improving in the off season. The Falcons will go up against the AFC champions the New England Patriots in Houston,Texas in the fifth of February for Super Bowl 51.