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Falcons hope for 1 more game at Georgia Dome _ for NFC title

The Atlanta Falcons might get one more game at the Georgia Dome.

No matter what, they're heading into rare territory.

The Falcons advanced to the NFC championship game for only the fourth time in their 51-year history, cruising past the Seattle Seahawks 36-20 in a divisional game Saturday.

Matt Ryan threw for 338 yards and three touchdowns, looking every bit like one of the favorites for the MVP award .

Atlanta (12-5) kept up its strong play over the second half of the season, winning its fifth straight game with another dynamic performance by the league's highest-scoring offense and an impressive effort from the young, rapidly improving defense.