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Falcons glad game vs. Pack isn't a history lesson

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ATLANTA (AP) -- Bart Starr. Lambeau Field. Ray Nitschke. Heck, they even named the Super Bowl trophy after Green Bay's most famous coach.

Yep, the Packers are just oozing with tradition. The Atlanta Falcons? Not so much.

But the Falcons (13-3) are the top seed in the NFC playoffs heading into Saturday night's divisional game against Green Bay (11-6). Atlanta merely needs to win two more games to reach the Super Bowl for only the second time in franchise history. Both would be at the Georgia Dome, where the team is 20-4 over the last three seasons.

Up first, Atlanta will have to get by a franchise with a much more impressive resume over the long haul. The Packers have won a record 12 NFL titles, compared to zero for the Falcons. Green Bay has 21 Hall of Famers. The Falcons have none.

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