Falcons victory over Packers should help quiet talk about Super Bowl hangover

19 September, 2017, 21:56 | Author: Benny Bass
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Green Bay running back Ty Montgomery gave Atlanta all kinds of problems with 39 all-purpose yards on the 11-play, 75-yard drive that resulted in a one-yard TD run to knot the game up at 7-7.

On Sunday night, the Packers returned to the scene of the crime, as the Falcons opened up their brand new Mercedes-Benz Stadium.

His new home on the Packers' defense, though, often tends to be at inside linebacker in the new "Nitro" package that Green Bay defensive coordinator Dom Capers has designed.

Beasley sustained a hamstring injury on the play and didn't return, joining a Falcons injury list that included defensive end Courtney Upshaw (ankle) and right tackle Ryan Schraeder (concussion).

One final score clinched the Packers' long-awaited ticket to the postseason, a Del Rodgers nine-yard run to finish off a 38-7 triumph over fellow playoff team Atlanta.

"A big play by him with the interception at the end of the half, then a smart play to start the second half on the forced fumble", Quinn said. Generally speaking, the National Football League saves the best matchups for Sunday night and this weekend's SNF matchup is a rematch of last year's NFC Championship game. He is two away from that mark heading in to Sunday.

A lot of them made fun of Rodgers being hounded all game long by the Falcons defense. Murphy was a sixth round draft choice in 2016 and started last week at right tackle and performed well in the win against Seattle.

Lane was ejected for an altercation with Packers receiver Davante Adams during the first quarter after officials said Lane threw a punch.

The Falcons gouged the Packers for 493 yards that day, led by quarterback Matt Ryan, who had a passer rating of 144.9. Against the Packers, Ryan should have no problem carving up a secondary that hasn't seen much improvement since previous year. On the opening scoring drive, Jones tallied 53 yards. And what's refreshing with the Global Positioning System technology for however many years we've been involved in it, now you have it on game day, it really confirms a lot of your opinions and the direction that you go with it.

Matt Ryan completed 19-of-28 passes for 252 yards passing and a touchdown. Factor in a pair of drops and Ryan was accurate on 88.5 per cent of his passes when he was kept clean in the pocket. DT Mike Daniels, LB Nick Perry each had 1 ½ sacks last week. "Even though we've won the last two games, man, we go into these weeks with a lot of respect for then". A similar performance this week could go a long way towards disrupting the Falcons offence.

Stat that jumps out: Peterson had 18 yards on the ground and was New Orleans' leading rusher.

Green Bay held the Seahawks without a touchdown in Week 1. "We can take that and move forward and continue to have a great season". The Packers, however, need to have an urgency about getting home-field advantage in the regular season if they want to get Rodgers back to the Super Bowl.

For the second week in a row, the Packers match up against an NFC contender.

He's played quite a bit of safety for Green Bay, too, in 91 games since he was drafted in the third round in 2010. The Falcons win in week two was a big one and one that let us know the Falcons are the team to beat in the NFC.



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