Falcons' offense is missing in second half of loss

By CHARLES ODUM - AP Sports Writer
    2013-12-09 16:18

FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. (AP) - Roddy White says the Falcons' 10th loss was especially painful.

Atlanta's offense disappeared after taking a 21-10 lead at Green Bay on Sunday. The Falcons were shut out in the second half of their 22-21 loss to the Packers.

The Falcons were hurt by two fourth-quarter turnovers - a fumble and interception by quarterback Matt Ryan. Late dropped passes by Harry Douglas and Tony Gonzalez were costly. Coach Mike Smith says the frozen turf at Lambeau Field hardened after halftime, making traction more difficult.

Ultimately, White and Smith agree the Falcons had to accept responsibility for the team's missing offense.

The Falcons had no first downs on their first two possessions of the second half. Green Bay's comeback dropped Atlanta to 3-10. The Falcons host Washington on Sunday.


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