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    BAGSHOT, England -- Rams coach Jeff Fisher has often stressed the importance of a quick emotional turnaround.Dwell on the result of a game for a day, then move on.And while the Los Angeles Rams had to endure a seven-hour flight after a 31-28 loss to the Detroit Lions on Sunday, coping with the outcome didnt last much longer.That 24-hour rule is serious, left tackle Rodger Saffold said. For us, we moved eight hours ahead, so our 24-hour rule was a lot shorter.Avoiding any type of panic could be fortunate for the Rams (3-3), who dropped their past two games after winning three of their first four for the first time since 2006.As they regrouped on Wednesday for practice, beginning their on-field preparations for a game on Sunday against the New York Giants at Twickenham Stadium, they did so believing that a week in London could spur them out of their skid.It was a good day to get back out here, strong safety T.J. McDonald said. We got back into the feel of things, and to be back here on the grass feels good.Rather than return to Los Angeles following the loss to the Lions, the Rams crossed the Atlantic, arriving just before 9 a.m. local time on Monday.To give his players ample opportunity to rest and get acclimated to the time change, Fisher reworked the teams practice schedule, granting players the rest of Monday and all of Tuesday off.A handful of players represented the team at a community event in nearby Guildford on Tuesday, while others, including McDonald, ventured into downtown London -- roughly 30 miles, or an hours drive, away.I think you shortchange the players if, you know, we wake up in the morning and we go out and practice and we come in and we go to meetings and thats it, Fisher said, before recalling a conversation he had with one player.I said, `How was your day? He goes, `I went to London. It was the coolest thing Ive ever seen. Im calling Mom and Dad to tell them this is a really cool place. You want to give them some time to do that.On the field, significant attention will be paid to the matchup against the Giants offense, which enters Sunday ranked third in the league with 288.2 passing yards per game.Thats of particular concern to Los Angeles, which had a three-game winning streak earlier this season because of a stout defense, but that group has struggled each of the past two weeks.The Rams allowed 30 points at home to the Buffalo Bills on Oct. 9 and then squandered a seven-point lead over the Lions late on Sunday.You definitely have to learn how to finish games, linebacker Alec Ogletree said. When you dont know how to finish games, you tend to lose a lot of games. Most games are settled pretty much by three points or less, so if youre not able to finish games, its tough to win in this league.Should the Rams be unable to do so on Sunday, theyll face another long flight -- this one approximately 10 hours -- and will enter their bye week with a three-game losing streak and, for the first time this season, a losing record.Weve taken the approach that it doesnt matter where you play or what time or who you play, Fisher said. Youve just got to go out and play. Thats what theyve bought into.Game notes DT Michael Brockers (thigh) and CB Trumaine Johnson (high ankle sprain) did not practice, while DE Robert Quinn (shoulder) and DE William Hayes (ankle) were limited. ... Not only will the Rams be playing at Twickenham, the home of Englands national rugby team, but theyre also practicing this week at Pennyhill Park, a resort and spa where the English team has trained since 2003. ... 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ATLANTA -- The Atlanta Falcons found themselves in another tight game.This time, they came through with the winning play.After two excruciating losses, the Falcons rallied for a 33-32 victory over the Green Bay Packers when Matt Ryan threw an 11-yard touchdown pass to Mohamed Sanu with 31 seconds remaining Sunday.With Julio Jones shut down in the second half, Ryan turned to Sanu to bail out Atlanta (5-3). He caught five passes for 50 yards on the final possession, the last of them a touchdown pass in the back of the end zone after he got matched against linebacker Jake Ryan.The Green Bay player didnt have a chance. Sanu raced past him and hauled in the pass right in front of the goalposts, the ball easily clearing Ryans outstretched hands.Weve got the greatest receiver in the NFL, but weve got other great guys in that room, too, Sanu said. When our number is called upon, we went out there to do what we do.The Falcons were coming off a 26-24 loss at Seattle and a 33-30 overtime setback to San Diego in which they squandered a 17-point lead at home.Given what happened a year ago -- Atlanta started the season 6-1, then lost six in a row and missed the playoffs -- it was imperative to turn things around against the Packers. It didnt look good when Aaron Rodgers threw his fourth touchdown pass, putting the Packers ahead with 3:58 remaining.Its just finishing, Sanu said. We didnt finish the last two weeks and we finished this week.Sanu had nine catches for 84 yards, both season highs in his first year with the Falcons. Atlanta needed every one of them, since Jones was held to three catches for 29 yards and targeted only once in the second half -- a dropped pass on the final possession.But Jones helped Sanu get open on the winning play, drawing two defenders when they lined up on the same side of the field.Ryan was 28 of 35 for 288 yards and three touchdowns.They dont call the guy Matty Ice for no reason, Sanu said. The guy has ice in his veins.Rodgers threw for 246 yards, teaming up with a bunch of unknown receivers as the banged-up Packers played without six starters. Linebacker Clay Matthews and receiver Randall Cobb were among those who couldnt go because of hamstring injuries.Three Green Bay receivers -- Geronimo Allison, Trevor Davis and Jeff Jaanis -- got their first career touchdown.ddddddddddddAllison, in fact, had just been promoted from the practice squad and never caught a pass in an NFL game. Ditto for Davis, a rookie who had mainly been used as a returner.Thats our job, to go out and make plays regardless of whos in there, Allison said.The Packers took a 32-26 lead after the Falcons were caught with too many men on the field, giving Green Bay a first down rather than having to go for a fourth-and-1. Rodgers went to Janis for a 7-yard touchdown with 3:58 remaining, followed by a 2-point conversion.It wasnt enough. Sanus touchdown tied the game, and Matt Bryant booted through the winning extra point. Bryant had already become the Falcons career leading scorer, passing Morten Andersen, with a PAT after Atlantas first TD.SACKING THE PACKAdrian Clayborn had the first multi-sack game of his six-year NFL career, bringing down Rodgers twice in the second half.Vic Beasley Jr. also had a sack, giving him 6 1-2 over the last four games and 7 1-2 for the season.RODGERS RUNSRodgers was also Green Bays leading rusher with a career-high 60 yards on six carries. He broke his previous best of 57 yards in 2012, and posted the highest rushing total by a Packers quarterback since Don Majkowskis 88-yard effort in 1990.INJURY REPORTThe Falcons lost tight end Jacob Tamme to a right shoulder injury on the opening possession.Tamme took a hit at the end of a 13-yard reception and left the field holding his right arm.UP NEXTPackers: Return home next Sunday to face the Indianapolis Colts (3-5), in what will be the only game played in Green Bay during the month of November. After that, its three straight on the road.Falcons: Have only three days to prepare for a Thursday night game at Tampa Bay (3-4), which is coming off a 30-24 overtime loss to Oakland. This will be the second meeting between the NFC South rivals; the Buccaneers opened the season with a 31-24 victory in Atlanta.---AP NFL website: www.pro32.ap.org and www.twitter.com/AP-NFL---Follow Paul Newberry on Twitter at www.twitter.com/pnewberry1963. 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