NFC Heavyweights: Packers Visit Falcons In Week 2

NFC Heavyweights: Packers Visit Falcons In Week 2

There will be plenty of energy at Mercedes-Benz Stadium on Sunday night. In a game where Atlanta will be focused on handling the Packers perimeter threats, Bennett could do some serious damage right in the heart of the defense.

"Let me tell you, I thrive on being effective". In the first game of the season, Atlanta scored four sacks against the Bears with a ton of pressure coming from the interior with Dontari Poe, Grady Jarrett and Derrick Shelby being the primary rushers.

If there's a worry, it is the defense looked good because of Seattle's offense, which is far from explosive. Midway through the 2011 season, they were back in the Georiga Dome for a 25-14 victory, making it three wins in less than eleven months. He signed with the team on a three-year, $21 million deal back in March, having arrived after a single season with the New England Patriots. And you can bet Sunday's opponent will want an early season litmus test, as well. However, notwithstanding disruptive DT Mike Daniels, Green Bay doesn't appear to be as deep in the front seven at Chicago.

Q: Is this a NFC Championship game rematch? It really wasn't that close.

Here's Falcons receiver Julio Jones' spectacular catch that almost saved the Falcons from their Super Bowl collapse. Surprisingly, it was the offense that looked a bit rusty when facing off with the Hawks defense. There is no doubt it is deeper.

During the peak of the Aaron Rodgers era, the Packers traveled to Georgia during the 2010 regular season and won a nail biter, 20-17.

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September 23, 2007, at Lambeau Field - Tomlinson accumulated 95 yards from scrimmage (62 rushing, 33 receiving) with a touchdown in Green Bay's 31-24 win. "When you can extend plays, that makes it hard because now the coverage definitely turns in". That's why Vic Beasley and Takk McKinley are the top two headhunters. Aaron Rodgers threw four touchdown passes, the last of which put Green Bay ahead with just under 4 minutes remaining. It might be tough if he's being chased all night. Montgomery isn't a great running back and could struggle, especially if the tackles are all banged up. The Falcons' rushing defense surrendered over six yards a carry last week to the Bears. Ultimately, Atlanta just has too many risky receivers to be shut down totally.

Stat that jumps out: Following interceptions by Lions safeties Glover Quin, Tavon Wilson, and Killebrew, Lions safeties now have recorded 10 interceptions since the beginning of the 2016 season, the most by a safety group in the past 17 games. "If I've got to go out there and crack guys, block guys in the run game, things like that to help our team have success, that's what I'm going to do".

Q: What's the best way to try to defend All-Pro wide receiver Julio Jones? .

All season long, Atlanta must regularly prove it is still the class of the NFC. "We have to be disciplined and keep going". Those pass-catching abilities out of the backfield will be a major asset in this week's game against the Falcons.

And, it's the debut in their new home.

Jordy Nelson fully expects the lighting at the Atlanta Falcons' new stadium to be, in his words, screwed up.