March 18 2018

Can the Packers Mike Daniels disrupt Falcons high-powered offense?

March 18 2018, 05:14 | Jodi Jackson

Can the Packers Mike Daniels disrupt Falcons high-powered offense?

Falcons with a repeat performance in 34-23 win over Packers

"It's not about targets, catches, yards, things like that", Jones said. "They sent him home again". It will be very hard for either defense to stop the opposing quarterback, so if they are able to shut down the running game, they will be in good shape. With the Packers' potent offense coming to town, the Falcons' tackling will need to be surer on Sunday night.

Gunter isn't even on the roster anymore after the Packers cut him on Tuesday. 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.

The Atlanta Falcons dismantled the Green Bay Packers last season in the playoffs pulling away early and making the NFC championship a blowout game.

Then, it was Lynn Dickey and James Lofton's turn to put the Packers back in control before halftime, using the formula they used so often - the big play.

Q: What's it like playing for a respected defensive coordinator like Dom Capers? Packers WR Jordy Nelson has 18 receptions for 307 yards and four touchdowns in his last three contests against Atlanta. Again, they hooked up for a long-distance score - this one a 57-yarders in the third quarter to expand a two-score lead to three.

Luckily, the Packers have the resources to soften the blow. Cornerback Davon House, who was signed in free agency, and rookie Kevin King, a second-round draft pick, are the kind of rangy, fast cornerbacks who are needed in the speed-based National Football League these days. Randall underwent groin surgery last October that cost him five games, and later battled through shoulder and foot injuries.

Adrian Peterson carried the ball just six times for 18 yards in his debut with the New Orleans Saints, and he played nine snaps in total. Ultimately, Atlanta just has too many unsafe receivers to be shut down totally. So, we care about Bryan, but we don't want to get the other guys sick. "I thought Austin did a great job at that this year". That's the expectation. At the end of the day too, it's about being healthy.

"Those are moments you take with you for a long time", Rodgers told after the game.

If there's a worry, it is the defense looked good because of Seattle's offense, which is far from explosive. Ryan dropped 392 yards and four touchdown passes on the Packers past year and Jones caught nine passes for 180 yards and two touchdowns.

Bakhtiari has missed only two starts in his entire career, the final two games in 2015 and it would be a surprise if he's not available.

Seahawks coach Pete Carroll said following the Week 1 loss that he was disappointed the play would have "such magnitude on the game", and that he was looking forward to the NFL's response to Lane's ejection. The Packers are no strangers to opening a visiting team's stadium - it lost 17-14 in the Vikings' first game at U.S. Bank Stadium last season. Every time that I went to go work out, I had to pass the Stadium.

"It meant a lot to me; it really did", Rodgers said.

The main concern for Atlanta, which is 1-0 SU and 0-1 ATS, is that it bogged down in the rushing phase during its Week 1 road win against the Chicago Bears, as RG Wes Schweitzer in particular struggled.

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