The Green Bay Packers went into Atlanta and handled the Falcons for the second time in a row last night.
There was a war of words leading up to the game, with Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers saying he felt disrespected when Falcons receiver Roddy White said the better team lost, after the Packers mauled the Falcons in the playoffs last season.
Packers nose tackle B.J. Raji reiterated what we all knew after the game — the Packers are the better team.
“We have better players, we have better coaches, we’re a better team,” Raji said after the Packers (5-0) rallied from a 14-0 deficit – and did so without both their starting offensive tackles – to score the final 25 points of the game to beat the Falcons (2-3). “Usually better teams win games. We settled down and played our game, and we won.”
“It’s definitely another dagger in their chests,” Raji continued. “They’ve been talking the whole offseason, they were talking before the game. We don’t worry about that. We’re the champions. We play like champions. We coach like champions. People who talk generally don’t get to where they want to go. And obviously with this team, it’s evident.”
You can say Raji is pouring salt in the wound and you’d be correct.
You can say Raji’s comments aren’t very classy and you’d have an argument.
What you can’t say, after two consecutive victories in the Falcons’ house, is Raji is wrong.