Falcons coach Dan Quinn said fans delivered after he called on them to be “early and loud” at the Georgia Dome for the team’s first playoff game. Now he said he wants them to top that in the NFC Championship game against the Packers on Sunday, the team’s final game at the Dome.
The Falcons beat the Seahawks on Saturday before a boisterous crowd of 71,155.
“When you have a crowd like ours, for sure it’s an edge,” Quinn said Monday. “I think anyone who was in that environment last Saturday night (knows). I asked people, and they said ‘That’s the loudest I’ve ever heard the Dome.’ That fired me up to know we are going to bring the same energy as they are.
“That pumped me up beyond belief to hear that was as loud as they’ve ever heard it. I said, ‘All right, if that is as loud as it can get there is only one challenge out there, then.’ We hope that same comment is happening next week. Can we turn it up again?”
Next season the Falcons will play in the under-construction Mercedes Benz-Stadium, located next to the Georgia Dome in downtown Atlanta. The second-seeded Falcons got another game there when the Packers upset the top-seeded Cowboys on Sunday.
“What we are pleased about is the fact is this dome is closing and we get to be a part of the last game here,” Quinn said. “Talk about what a cool thing that is.”