NFL Football: Sunday, January 22, 2017 at 3:05 PM(Last Game in Georgia Dome)
Green Bay Packers (12-6) at Atlanta Falcons (12-5)
The Line: Atlanta Falcons -4 O/U 59.5
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GREEN BAY PACKERS vs ATLANTA FALCONS
We have reached the final four in the NFL! The Green Bay Packers travel to Atlanta for the NFC Championship game which will be the last game played at the Georgia Dome. Perhaps the two best Quarterbacks this season going head to head with a trip to Superbowl 51 on the line!
After an impressive win in Dallas where they nearly let a big lead slip away with a 34-31 victory with a miracle pass by Rogers as he was being chased out of bounds and the clock ticking down. If there’s a team on the road you don’t want to face it’s the Green Bay Packers and Mr. Rogers. If the Packers go on to win this game they would be looking at making their fourth Superbowl appearance in their illustrious career. The Green Bay Packers are trying to write the new Disney story this year with Rogers press conference after their last loss where he stated they will not lost another game. Well, he’s two games away from being absolutely correct. Aaron Rogers has been beyond stellar since those remarks and just looking at his previous two playoff games he’s racked up six touchdowns and over 700 passing yards! Perhaps more impressive then just Rogers, the entire Packers offense has exploded for over 70 points in just those two playoff games. The real X Factor for the Green Bay Packers might be getting Jordy Nelson back in the offense after hurting his rib injury, which would add a boost to the already stellar WR group of Cobb and Adams. When the Green Bay Packers score over 30 points they’ve now won an impressive 9 out of 10 games, so if the offense is clicking, watch out Falcons.
As impressive as the Packers have been you could actually say even more about the Atlanta Falcons. All year they have soared under the radar and just kept clicking and winning. They made it look extremely easy against the dominant defense of the Seattle Seahawks while scoring 36 points and only giving up 20. The Flacons have not returned to the big stage since 1998 when they were known as the dirty birds. The Atlanta Falcons offense has been even more impressive than the Packers to this point in the season. Over the past seven NFL games they have yet to score under 28 points and when they achieve that mark they hardly lose with a 11-2 record. Matt Ryan has to be the leading candidate for MVP and in the last four games he has had 2 or more TDs in each game. Julio Jones always gets the recognition as the flashy and speedy WR, but the funny thing is these Falcons get the ball to everybody! I mean everybody, almost every RB and WR gets a catch and this offense isn’t solely based around Julio anymore like it was in previous years. While the Falcons defense is nothing to ride home about, they have been steadily getting better and doing their job.
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Packers are 4-1 ATS in their 5 meetings in Atlanta and the underdog is an impressive 8-2
Flacons are 1-6 ATS in their last 7 games during the playoffs
Packers are 5-0 ATS in their last 5 playoff games
The Packers and Falcons have to be the more exciting game offensively than their counterpart AFC game with the Steelers and Patriots. The last time these two teams met in Atlanta and the game came down to the wire. With two of the hottest teams in the NFL I’m positive BOTH will not stay hot. Everybody under the sun believes this game will be a back and forth shootout and everyone is running to the O/U for action. For some odd reason, I’m going the opposite way of thinking. Personally I believe you will only see one offense excel while the other has trouble. With the last game taking place in the Georgia Dome expect this crowd to be louder than it ever has in it’s existence. I expect to see Matty Ice be as cool as ever and actually beat the Packers in a pretty one sided game. What the Packers have accomplished this season has exceeded expectations, but I expect the ride to end when these two teams take the field. I honestly expect this game to be over before the players enter for halftime. I’m taking the home team with no hesitation whatsoever.