, Jan. 3 (UPI) -- Capsule summary of the NFC Wild Card game between the Atlanta Falcons and Green Bay Packers:
Atlanta (9-6-1) vs. Green Bay (12-4) at Lambeau Field, Green Bay, Wis.
Kickoff -- 8 p.m. EST
All-time Series -- Packers lead, 12-10.
Streaks -- Packers have won three of the last four.
Coaches vs. Opponent -- Dan Reeves (Atlanta), 3-2-1; Mike Sherman (Green Bay), 1-1.
Against Common Opponents in 2002 -- Atlanta 6-3 (Chicago 0-1, Tampa Bay 0-2, Carolina 2-0, New Orleans 2-0, Minnesota 1-0, Detroit 1-0; Green Bay 6-3 (New Orleans 0-1, Detroit 2-0, Carolina 1-0, Chicago 2-0, Minnesota 1-1, Tampa Bay 0-1).
Playoff Record -- Falcons 4-6; Packers 23-11.
Last Week -- Falcons lost to Cleveland, 24-16; Packers lost to New York Jets, 42-17.
Last Meeting -- Green Bay won at home on Sept. 8, 2002. Green Bay's Ryan Longwell kicked a 34-yard winning field goal. Green Bay RB Ahman Green ran for 155 yards and QB Brett Favre threw for 284 yards and two touchdowns.
Last Playoff Meeting -- Green Bay won at home, 37-20, on Dec. 31, 1995. Green Bay RB Edgar Bennett ran for a club postseason record 108 yards (since broken) and one touchdown. Brett Favre threw three touchdown passes.
Passing -- Michael Vick, Atlanta, 231 of 421 for 2,936 yards, 16 touchdowns and 8 interceptions; Brett Favre, Green Bay, 341 of 551 for 3,658 yards, 27 touchdowns and 16 interceptions.
Rushing -- Warrick Dunn, Atlanta, 230 for 927 yards and 7 touchdowns; Ahman Green, Green Bay, 286 for 1,240 yards and 7 touchdowns.
Offensive Yards Per Game -- Atlanta, 345.9; Green Bay, 347.5.
Turnover Margin -- Atlanta, plus 12; Green Bay, plus 17.
Defensive Yards Per Game -- Atlanta, 333.4; Green Bay, 311.6.
Sacks -- Patrick Kerney, Atlanta, 10.5; Kabeer Gbaja-Biamila, Green Bay, 12.0.
Interceptions -- Juran Bolden and Keion Carpenter, Atlanta, 4; Darren Sharper, Green Bay, 7.
Rematch of 1995 Wild Card game, won by Green Bay, 37-20. Green Bay tied for NFL best (with Tampa Bay) with plus 17 turnover ratio while Atlanta tied for fifth with plus 12. Clubs tied for third in NFL with 24 interceptions.
Atlanta -- Club makes first playoff appearance since 1998 season, advancing to SB XXXIII. Head coach Dan Reeves had more playoff wins (10) than any active coach until Dallas hired Bill Parcells (11). Reeves threw 50-yard TD pass off halfback option as member of Dallas Cowboys in famed "Ice Bowl" at Lambeau on 12/31/67. QB Michael Vick ranks fourth in NFC with 1.9 interception percentage (421 attempts, eight INTs). Leads NFL with 6.9 yards per carry avg. and his 777 yards rushing are third most in NFL history among QBs. Club ranked fourth in NFL avg. 148.0 rushing yards per game. Set franchise record with 23 rushing touchdowns. RB Warrick Dunn rushed for two touchdowns in last game at Lambeau. Averages 4.2 yards per carry in six career games at Lambeau. RB T.J. Duckett led NFC rookies with 507 yards rushing. WR Brian Finneran posted career highs with 56 receptions, 838 yards receiving in 2002. Posted first downs on 41 of 56 catches. TE Alge Crumpler had career-high 36 catches, most by Falcons' TE since Junior Miller (46) in 1980. Defense totaled 47 sacks, tied for fourth most in NFL and second-most in team history (55). Club posted two shutouts in same season for first time since 1977. DE Patrick Kerney finished with 10.5 sacks and is first Falcon since sack statistic was instituted in 1982 with consecutive 10-sack seasons (12.0 in 2001). Club holds opponents to average . drive start at 26.1 yard-line, third-best in NFL. K Jay Feely finished with club record 32 field goals. Led NFL
kickers with 138 points and tied for second with 16 touchbacks.
Green Bay -- Club 13-0 all-time in home playoff games, including 11-0 at Lambeau and advances to postseason for eighth time in past 10 seasons. QB Brett Favre has touchdown pass in 12 consecutive playoff games & needs one vs. Falcons to tie Dan Marino for NFL record. Has 29 career touchdown passes in playoffs and needs two to pass Terry Bradshaw for third and four to pass Marino (32) for second-most all-time. Passed for three touchdowns and no interceptions (111.5 passer rating) in only career playoff game vs. Atlanta. Favre has 6-0 record in playoffs when
temperature is below 34 degrees. Was drafted by Falcons in second round of 1991 NFL Draft. RB Ahman Green averages 90 rushing yards, 4.9 yards per carry in two career playoff games. Has 14 100-yard rushing games with Green Bay and club is 14-0 in those contests. Green Bay is 17-2 (.895), (7-1 in 2002), when Green has 25 or more touches. Averages 108.5 rushing yards in two career games vs. Atlanta, including 155 yards in Week 1. WR Donald Driver posted first
career 1,000-yard receiving season (1,064). WR Terry Glenn averages 15.1 yards per catch in five career playoff games with New England. TE Bubba Franks had seven touchdown catches in 2002, tied for tops among NFL TEs. Club had NFL high 45 takeaways in 2002. DE Kabeer Gbaja-Biamila led club with 12 sacks and became third player in franchise history with consecutive seasons of at
least 12. S Darren Sharper has led club in interceptions for past three seasons after posting seven in 2002. Has two interceptions in six career playoff games.