No need to implode the Georgia Dome. The Atlanta Falcons pretty much blew the lid off the soon-to-be-mothballed venue Sunday, demolishing the Green Bay Packers, 44-21, in an NFC championship game that turned out to be a three-hour, towel-swirling party.
The signature play came in the third quarter, when Matt Ryan hit Julio Jones slanting left to right over the middle, and the star receiver shook off two would-be Green Bay tacklers and dashed down the sideline for a 73-yard touchdown, flipping the ball forward with a nonchalant finger roll as he crossed the goal line.
It was if the Falcons knew they’d be here all along, back in the Super Bowl, where they hadn’t been...
Super Bowl XLV will be Feb. 6 at Cowboys Stadium in Arlington, Texas, but as with Super Bowls past, it¿¿¿s the toughest ticket in town.