Packers Keep Playoff Hopes Alive, Defeat Falcons 22-21

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Elsa/Getty Images(GREEN BAY, Wisc.) — Don’t tell the Packers they’re out of the playoff hunt. After trailing in the first half, Green Bay rallied to defeat the Atlanta Falcons 22-21 on Sunday.

With the win, the Packers still remain in the mix for the NFC North as they improved to 6-6 despite not having quarterback Aaron Rodgers on the field again.

In his place, Matt Flynn played arguably his best game of the season as he completed 24 of 32 passes for 258 yards with one touchdown and one interception.

Running back Eddie Lacy had 90 total yards of offense with a rushing touchdown as well.

“Good to win, it’s been a while,” Packers head coach Mike McCarthy said. “Forgot what it felt like.”

“But I’ll say this — I really like the football team, particularly at halftime, coming in, getting booed at home, and just the energy in the locker room. They never blinked, they stayed the course,” McCarthy added.

The loss continued the Falcons nightmare season as they fell to 3-10 on the season. They won 13 games last year, and were the number one seed in the NFC.

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