Predictions: Packers vs. Falcons

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Roddy White

Fuck these clowns.

Monty: I tend the think the Atlanta Falcons are overrated. I know quarterback Matt Ryan is overrated.

When the Green Bay Packers went into the Georgia Dome last season and ripped the Falcons a new asshole in the playoffs I wasn’t surprised.

This team has one legitimate star in receiver Roddy White. The Falcons have a potential star in receiver Julio Jones. They have a few players that are pretty good, including running back Michael Turner. That’s about it.

The Falcons went 13-3 last season, but are a mediocre 2-2 this year. Their problems?

Poor offensive line play and their defense can’t stop the pass.

Atlanta has given up 13 sacks this season — only six teams have surrendered more. Their pass defense is ranked 24th in the league and is giving up an average of 275 yards per game.

Well, guess who’s coming to town? A guy who threw for more than 400 yards last week.

The Falcons are talking a big game. They want to avenge last season’s embarrassment. They’re going to be fired up.

I don’t give a shit. The Falcons are pretenders.

Matt Ryan can suck my balls. I hope B.J. Raji takes his stupid-looking head off.

Packers 28, Falcons 17

Shawn: The Falcons made some curious decisions in response to the ass whoopin’ the Packers put on them in the playoffs. Instead of shoring up a defense that left them helpless, feckless and clueless, they decided to go the other way and try to put together an offense that could beat the Packers at their own game.

The obvious problem with this strategy is that Matt Ryan is not Aaron Rodgers. He’s certainly a capable franchise QB, but there’s a big difference between a guy that can reliably manage the game and a big time QB who can consistently carry an offense on his arm.

The Falcons have been miserable on the road this season, for the most part. They have a disastrous loss to Chicago, a somewhat pathetic loss to Tampa Bay, and a near loss to the worst team in football in Seattle.

Usually this is a different team at home, though. Their offense was somewhat impressive in their victory against the Eagles in their lone home game this season. They had a tough time protecting Ryan, who at least proved he can take a hit.

Fortunately for Falcons, their inability to stop the pass rush may not cost them much against a Packers defense that’s been fairly average at getting after the quarterback.

The Falcons can pull off the upset and get the revenge they seek if they can run the football and win the turnover battle. They can’t afford to put their entire offense on Ryan’s shoulders. The Packers have too many playmakers on defense, and Rodgers has more weapons at his disposal.

The Falcons can’t afford to let Rodgers play anywhere close to how he played in the playoffs. If that happens, forget it.

Atlanta can do it if the Packers let down, but the safe money is on the Pack.

For all the problems Atlanta had with the Packers offense last season, they didn’t face Jerimichael Finley either time. That doesn’t bode well for them. I think the Falcons can score enough in the first half to keep it close, but they fail to keep up in the second half.

Packers 45, Falcons 27

Sarah: God help a Falcons secondary that made Tarvaris Jackson look good last weekend.

Aaron Rodgers is poised to have another field day against another mediocre defense, as the Packers head to Atlanta for a repeat of last season’s playoff matchup. The Falcons have been gunning for this game since January, drafting Julio Jones and signing Ray Edwards in the offseason, but they’ve only gotten worse, not better, and are running their mouths like the sore, bitter losers they proved themselves to be last season.

“Matty Ice” has a couple solid weapons with Jones and Roddy White streaking down the field, posing some problems for the Packers’ anemic secondary, but once again, they can’t match up to the Packers’ lights out offense and the incredible numbers Rodgers is putting up.

Going back to the playoffs, Rodgers’ stats through eight games look something like this: 193-of-273, 70.7 percent completion rate, 2,419 yards, 21 touchdowns and four interceptions.

Yeah. Atlanta has only lit a fire under Rodgers’ ass with some of their stupid comments this week. It’s lights out again for the Dirty Birds.

Packers 31, Falcons 20

About The Author

Monty McMahon is one of the founders of Total Packers. He is probably the most famous graduate of UW-Oshkosh next to Jim Gantner.

29 Comments on "Predictions: Packers vs. Falcons"

  1. Chad Lundberg

    I wouldn’t really say that Matt Ryan is overrated. He’s never placed in the same category as the top five quarterbacks in the NFL, or even the top ten. Also, he’s pretty mature guys so I don’t really find any reason to dislike him.

  2. Savage57

    Overconfident Packers team forgets being handled in November, only remembers damn near perfect game in January. Go into GA Dome unprepared for wounded dogs, leave with large chunks taken out of their ass.

    Falcons 24, Pack 21

    Sorry folks, love our team, but they need this reality check now so that when they get to Minny and Detroit they’ll have stopped believing their own press, shut their mouths and just go out and dominate. And maybe, just maybe, Finley will shut the fuck up and produce more than whining.

    • ay hombre

      The thing is…I don’t think the Packers are overconfident. I think they’re pissed off. Did you see this awesome clip? Watch the very end when McCarthy is addressing the team. The tone of his voice, his demeanor…everything.

      http://www.nfl.com/videos/nfl-films-sound-efx/09000d5d822dcab8/Sound-FX-Aaron-Rodgers-Mike-McCarthy

      We’re going to punch teams in the mouth first and keep punching them in the mouth. Us continuing to pile on points is what you’re going to see all year long. That was not just a flash in the pan last week in my opinion, but a statement to the entire league that playtime is over.

      We’re not going to shut it down after 3 quarters and play defense…that was last year. This year we’re going to just keep on scoring.

      Packers 51 Falcons 27

  3. Boston

    Agreed with Savage57. Let’s not forget this team was 13-3 last year. Despite their struggles this year, this is a good team that on paper probably should be at least as good as (if not better than) last year.

    There’s definitely a good team in there somewhere, and if that good team shows up we could easily get upset here. The Packers last year laid some serious eggs too, it’s definitely not below us to just not show up for a game.

    On a final note, if the Falcons can’t find a way to get up for this game they have no pulse and I’m ready to call their season over.

    Falcons 27, Packers 20.

    • BuddyXLV

      They lost to the Bears and Bucs. Barely beat the Seahawks and beat a shitty Eagles team. My worry is at Detroit on thanksgiving, not worried about the shitty Falcons this week. Packers rock indoors! Go Pack! Shut the naysayers up.

  4. Martinez

    Keep betting against our team. I made a killing down the stretch because of dumb asses like yall. Looks like this year I’ll make living. Pack 34 Falcons 21

  5. Randy R

    Sarah: God help a Falcons secondary that made Tarvaris Jackson look good last weekend……………..Sarah…Dont throw stones when our pass defense is ranked 28th in the league…its foolish.

  6. Buddymobile

    Falcons Pride is an imbred fuck who has no idea what the definition of pride is. GB has deep tradition, the only tradition they have in Georgia is impregnating your sister. So don’t be talking bandwagon you prick!

  7. Martinez

    Yeah good call boston, hey look I know your down and very pessimistic about life right with your red sox blowing their season but we dont need that shit here. If you have something negative to say about the team pull out your diary get your pretty feathered pen and a case of sam adams and go to town. Just don’t bring it here.

    • Boston

      That’s just a ludicrous statement. You’re only willing to listen to people who think that our team is going to win every week easily no matter what? You know who does that? Patriots fans, aka the worst fanbase in the NFL.

      Rather than just blindly expecting the Packers to win every week why don’t you take an unbiased look at the match ups and situation and make a legitimate call.

      I’m thrilled that I was wrong and the Packers won. This 2011 Packers team may be the best team I’ve ever been a fan of, but that doesn’t mean I think they’re a lock to win every single week. For the record, I picked them to win every single game in that stretch we had last year, from the end of the Pats game on.

      also cheap shot on the red sox, it’s still raw

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