ATLANTA (AP) - The Atlanta Falcons believed Matt Ryan's 20-2 home record would be their ticket to playoff success. Instead, Ryan and the Falcons fell flat in their 48-21 loss to the Green Bay Packers on Saturday night, leaving the third-year quarterback 0-2 in playoff games.
Ryan threw two interceptions, including one that was returned 70 yards for a touchdown, and also lost a fumble. He finished with 186 yards.
The Falcons also had a fourth-quarter fumble by receiver Michael Jenkins.
For Ryan, the postseason disappointment was painfully familiar. As a rookie in 2008, Ryan had three turnovers, including a fumble returned for a touchdown, and was sacked for a safety in Atlanta's 30-24 wild-card playoff loss at Arizona.