|More of this, please.|
One way to avoid coming out on the wrong side of that match-up is for the Packers to keep doing what they’ve been doing and jump out to an early lead, forcing the Falcons away from the run. (I thought Matt Ryan made an interesting, though overly-generous, remark this week when he pointed out that the Packers’ woeful secondary statistics could be partly attributed to the fact that opponents have to pass much more against the Packers when the Packers gain early leads.) I just hope Tramon Williams still has Matt Ryan’s number.
|Do this again.|
While I think the idea of this week’s game being a grudge match for Atlanta is overplayed, there is way more at stake for Atlanta than for Green Bay. After cruising through the regular season to a 13-3 record last year, Atlanta’s sitting at a disappointing .500 after four weeks and needs to win this game to prove they can play with the big boys. That’s what makes me nervous about this game. That, and the fact that Matt Ryan has only ever lost THRICE in the Georgia Dome. EVER. The last time was to Green Bay in the playoffs...I don’t know if the Falcons allow that to happen a second time.
Watch out for that Jordy Nelson - he’s done pretty darn well against Atlanta.
|Aaron and the Magic Shoes.|