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Falcons still in shock over stunning end to season

FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. (AP) - The snow that forced the Atlanta to practice indoors all last week has nearly thawed. It Falcons will take a lot longer for the sting of their final game to melt away.

A dream regular season turned into a nightmare once the Falcons  got to the playoffs, ruined by another dynamic performance from Aaron Rodgers and what might be the worst showing by Atlanta since the current regime took over in 2008.

The NFC's top-seeded team was one and done, stunningly blown out by the Green Bay Packers 48-21. On Sunday, a city that had been giddy about its Super Bowl prospects awoke with one giant hangover.

Coach Mike Smith says "the sky has not fallen" and he doesn't want to make any rash decisions in the immediate wake of such a poor performance.

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