January 20, 2017
The Green Bay Packers head back to Atlanta for the second time this season, having faced the Falcons back in Week 8 losing by only one point, 33-32. But this Sunday, the stakes will be much higher, with a win propelling either team to Super Bowl LI.
For the Packers, it would be their first Super Bowl appearance since the 2010 season, which they capped off with a victory over the Pittsburgh Steelers in Super Bowl XLV. The Falcons, meanwhile, will be looking to make their first Super Bowl appearance since the 1998 season, when they lost to John Elway’s Broncos.
The Packers ended up beating the Falcons easily, 48-21, with one big memorable scoring play, courtesy of former Green Bay cornerback Tramon Williams.
With ten seconds left in the second quarter, and with the Packers leading 21-14, Falcons quarterback Matt Ryan took the shotgun snap and looked for his favorite receiver, Roddy White, hoping to put some points on the board before halftime.
The pass was picked off by Williams, though, who took it 70 yards the opposite way for the pick-six. The touchdown put the Packers ahead 28-14, and ultimately put the game out of reach for the Falcons.