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Storm not stopping Falcons
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ATLANTA (AP) — A winter storm is not standing in the way of the Atlanta Falcons' preparation for the Green Bay Packers.

The storm dropped several inches of snow and ice on the Atlanta area Sunday and Monday. The Falcons used teamwork by carpooling, and at least one player was rescued by a teammate as all but two unidentified players made it to Monday's practice.

Defensive end Kroy Biermann used his truck to pull John Abraham's car out of a ditch on the way to the team's indoor facility in Flowery Branch, north of Atlanta.

Coach Mike Smith is not identifying the two players who could not be reached on closed roads.

Matt Ryan led the Falcons to a 20-17 win over the Packers at the Georgia Dome on Nov. 28. The rematch is Saturday night's divisional-round playoff game.

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