After the Green Bay Packers defeated the Minnesota Vikings 31-3 in a game that cost Brad Childress his job, Packer fans could have stayed on cloud nine all the way into next training camp. But here come the Dirty Birds (AKA the Atlanta Falcons)…
So let’s snap back to reality here. The Packers have six games left and have a realistic shot at the Super Bowl and that means a lot more than one win over the Vikings, right?
Anywho, the Packers head to Atlanta this week to face the Falcons who currently own the best record in the NFC at 8-2 and are led by a quarterback that is darn near a clone of Aaron Rodgers.
How’s that for a sobriety check?
Breaking down the Falcons
The aforementioned Rodgers clone is Falcons quarterback Matt “Matty Ice” Ryan. The third year quarterback out of Boston College continues the spectacular play that began in his rookie year of 2008.
Ryan is smart with the ball and doesn’t cost his team games. He is well respected in the locker room after taking over for a quarterback (the since redeemed Michael Vick) who had a messy divorce from the organization.
Besides Ryan, the Falcons offense is led by running back Michael Turner and wide receiver Roddy White. Turner is one of the most bruising backs in the league whose big frame and ability to break tackles will provide a tough challenge for the Packers’ stout run defense. Read more... (938 words + 1 image, estimated 3:45 mins reading time)
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Stuffing the Dirty Birds: Green Bay Packers – Atlanta Falcons Preview – NFL Week 12
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