Byline: Don Pierson
GREEN BAY, Wis. _ The Green Bay Packers will stay home for the rest of the playoffs after all. Their season lasted only 60 minutes longer than the Bears and all those other teams simply too tired, too beat up, too spent to continue.
They had limped into the playoffs and crawled out on Saturday night, hoping no one would notice. The Atlanta Falcons, who had backed in themselves, put an end to a lot of tradition and myth in Lambeau Field with a shockingly easy 27-7 victory.
It was the first playoff loss at home in Green Bay history. The Packers were 11-0 in Lambeau postseason games. It also was the first time in 36 starts quarterback Brett Favre had lost a game when the temperature was 34 degrees or below.
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