Published: Sun, September 17, 2017
Sport | By Scott Davis

Atlanta Falcons vs Packers: Week 2 Staff predictions

Atlanta Falcons vs Packers: Week 2 Staff predictions

Packers safety/linebacker Morgan Burnett, the former Georgia Tech and North Clayton High standout, told The Atlanta Journal-Constitution that stopping Jones is a hard proposition. The Packers will always be a passing team first behind Rodgers, but Montgomery helps keep defenses honest. We've just got to be ready for anything going into this game.

Reigning NFL MVP Matt Ryan needed two fourth-quarter touchdowns to propel the Falcons to victory.

"Oh man, it's a lot of fun", Burnett said when asked what's it like to play for Capers. "So we've got to hopefully see where he is tomorrow and, but just speaking with Bryan this morning when he came in, you know, he was dehydrated and things like that". "But (the doctors) told me in seven days after breaking them, you'll start feeling better and I swear it was seven days to the minute and I instantly felt better".

How does the defense follow up its performance against Seattle? .

"I think every National Football League stadium is screwed up with the way they put their lights because they're in the corners of the end zone and that's right where the ball is", Nelson said. But even with a new offensive coordinator in Steve Sarkisian, Atlanta's multi-faceted offense has plenty ways to punish the Packers. That's an explosive team.

Whatever the method of prediction, the expectation is for a big game for Jones on Sunday. Daniels must be licking his chops after watching the Bears interior linemen repeatedly pressure Matt Ryan. 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. Running backs accounted for only 39 of the 99 rushing yards in the NFC title game and they picked up 48 of the 108 in the regular season meeting. We are a new football team. "But today was a good day to get in". That's behind us now. "It's time to go win games".

That's because a year ago, the former Alabama standout also had four receptions for 66 yards in the season-opening game and followed it with a 5-106-1 line.

Both Atlanta and Green Bay are considered among the top teams in the NFC, and many believe their Sunday night contest could be a close one. Not any more. McCarthy showed his commitment to speed by cutting Gunter, who played more than 800 snaps last season, and keeping several less experienced but faster players at the position. That's part of our being accountable. For Atlanta, this will be the first regular season game the Falcons will play in their new building.

Daniels was something less than 100 percent on Thursday. "He's a smart guy". Just our coaching staff in general, those guys are great guys. "In my mind, personally, I knew it was gonna take some adjusting". Clearly you don't expect the protection to be as strong. The success of using tight end Austin Hooper was a good sign that there will be others on the field for the defenses to cover besides Julio Jones. He's an explosive player. That's like taking Julio and their other receivers out and saying, 'All right, now score.' Everything's going to be quite a bit different.

"You try to contain him", House said.

Q: How many family and friends will be attending the game to see you play? "You hit them in the mouth and they start to quit". I kind of let my wife handle everything.

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