Green Bay Packers vs. Atlanta Falcons: View from the other side
By Josh McPeak
Playing at Lambeau Field should benefit the Green Bay Packers.
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Blogging Dirty: As much as I’d like to say the Falcons can shock the world, I just can’t see it. Aaron Rodgers stunning play at home, mixed with our porous defense, combined with our average play on the road makes me think this will be a pretty embarrassing nationally televised game for Atlanta.
Safety William Moore has just returned from IR and has given the defense a jolt of energy, and on offense any chance of winning begins and ends with Matt Ryan. Devin Hester also had the ability to change games himself in the passing and return game. If I’m being realistic, I can see this getting ugly – 45-13 Green Bay.
Your predictions for the game?
Packers tight end Richard Rodgers (89) catches a touchdown during the second quarter against the Minnesota Vikings at TCF Bank Stadium. Brace Hemmelgarn-USA TODAY Sports photograph
Lombardi Ave: Green Bay has been lights out at home this season and Aaron Rodgers may be in the biggest zone any quarterback has ever enjoyed. This could setup to be a letdown game after coming off of a huge matchup against the New England Patriots. I don’t see this Green Bay team as a squad to allow a big letdown to happen however.
Davante Adams has emerged as another viable weapon and Richard Rodgers also has a touchdown in back-to-back games. I expect Dom Capers to turn loose the defense and bring the heat on Matt Ryan, in an effort to force turnovers. Atlanta will be missing their warm cozy nest as temperatures will be in the 20’s with snow showers.
Packers go heavy run in the second half.
Packers 38 Falcons 13
A big thanks to Harrison Nayler from Blogging Dirty for taking the time to set down with us this week.