NFC Heavyweights: Packers Visit Falcons In Week 2

NFC Heavyweights: Packers Visit Falcons In Week 2

NFC Heavyweights: Packers Visit Falcons In Week 2

The Falcons beat the Packers in the regular season in 2016 and thumped them 44-21 in the NFC Championship Game last season to earn the franchise's second trip to the Super Bowl. Atlanta is on the other end of the spectrum. We're playing in Atlanta - new stadium, fast surface. Rodgers was the leading Green Bay rusher in both of those games. They also highlight the respect for the Packers, who are going on the road to play the defending conference champions in a potentially electric atmosphere at Mercedes-Benz Stadium. "You can take any three top starters out of any secondary and everybody's going to notice a difference. But we like it".

Atlanta's defense matches up extremely well with the Green Bay Packers offense. Matt Ryan found tight end Austin Hooper for an 88 yard score to give them a two score lead. Teams will judge themselves against the Falcons, since they got to the Super Bowl a year ago. (The Packers possessed the ball for almost 40 minutes.) Despite a rough start which culminated in a scoreless first half for the Packers, Rodgers went on to carve up Seattle's secondary, going 28/42 for 311 passing yards and a touchdown pass to Jordy Nelson, who hauled in seven catches for 79 yards. "You can't rewrite history". You just have to play together and trust the guy next you and trust the defense that's being called. Sunday Night Football in a new stadium, I think they've played one college game there so far.

While downplaying talk of a budding rivalry, Falcons safety Ricardo Allen acknowledged that any game against the Packers carries a little extra juice.

"I trust McKenzie. He and I have been through quite a bit", said Bulaga, adding that he did not suffer a setback and that McKenzie has told him he'll have all the way up to when the inactives are turned in 90 minutes before kickoff. "Even though we've won the last two games, man, we go into these weeks with a lot of respect for then".

That time may have come and gone if last week says anything about the way that the Packers will play on defense this year. The No. 2 thing is I want you to work hard.

Montgomery also caught four passes for 39 yards. This is not unusual in Atlanta's multifaceted offense, especially when opposing defenses focus their attention on Jones. It's possible that LB Michael Wilhoite, a former 49er who is recovering from a calf injury that kept him sidelined in Green Bay, could start in Garvin's place. Those pass-catching abilities out of the backfield will be a major asset in this week's game against the Falcons.

Green Bay Packers tight end Martellus Bennett has been fined $9,115 by the National Football League following an unnecessary penalty he committed against Seattle Seahawks linebacker K.J. Wright during last Sunday's season opener.

Head coach Mike McCarthy has stressed the importance of balance on offence this season and it showed in their win over Seattle last week.

Brooks may be 33, but his pass rushing skills are still effective and make for an excellent complement behind Clay Matthews and Nick Perry.

The fine comes from a play in which Bennett took exception to a hit on quarterback Aaron Rodgers and was attempting to stick up for his new signal caller, a train of thought that he explained after the game.

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