Green Bay Packers vs. Atlanta Falcons Preview and Prediction

Green Bay Packers' Mike Daniels causes Seattle Seahawks' Russell Wilson to fumble during the second half of an NFL football game Sunday Sept. 10 2017 in Green Bay Wis. The Packers recovered the ball

Green Bay Packers' Mike Daniels causes Seattle Seahawks' Russell Wilson to fumble during the second half of an NFL football game Sunday Sept. 10 2017 in Green Bay Wis. The Packers recovered the ball

The Falcons will be aiming to kick off life in their new home with a big win over a fellow Super Bowl contender. "I don't know what they would do in game".

Though the Packers' defensive dominance was a team effort, Mike Daniels was especially destructive. They're undersized. That's kind of how New England caught up in the Super Bowl.

The weekend is almost here, which means the "Sunday Night Football" matchup between the Falcons (1-0) and the Packers (1-0) is nearly upon us. In 2016, the Packers struggled against Jacksonville, a team many expected to make the AFC playoffs; followed by a hard-fought road game against the Vikings in their new stadium.

Veteran Alex Mack will be back in the Falcons' lineup on Sunday. In last week's season-opening win over Seattle, Nelson caught seven passes for 79 yards from quarterback Aaron Rodgers, including a 32-yard touchdown on a free play.

Dan Quinn's Falcons head into tonight's prime-time rematch with a record of 1-0 as well.

"It gives them a lot of versatility", Atlanta offensive coordinator Steve Sarkisian said.

To say the Seahawks' offense was bad this past Sunday against the Green Bay Packers would be like saying OJ Simpson was involved in a domestic violence case a little over 20 years ago. The Packers' defense limited the Seahawks to 225 total yards and 12 first downs. "You have to be versatile in this defense". NBC26 Sports Director Charlie Sokaitis will report from Mercedes-Benz Stadium, along with Chris Barriere and Kelly Price back in the Green Bay studio for a one-hour pregame show from 5-6 p.m., and postgame from 10:35-11:05 p.m. Montgomery should see double-digit touches against the Falcons because of his ability to contribute in both the run and pass game. But Atlanta's Matt Ryan and the Falcons' passing attack are a much different animal.

The other season Green Bay could lose this game is Jones, plain and simple. That's a game that Martellus Bennett and Ty Montgomery could thrive in.

Linebacker Ahmad Brooks (concussion) also is out for Green Bay. These moves already appear to be paying dividends. Deshaun Watson was able to score one touchdown with his legs and get a win in his debut at quarterback. While the Packers' secondary looks to be much improved for 2017, the real test comes tonight. It was the first time since Week 4 of the 2015 season that the Packers kept an opponent out of the end zone.

But fear not Seattle fans, believe it or not there was some flashes of hope for that side of the ball and it starts with the no huddle hurry-up offense.

The following year, Jones had 11 catches on 17 targets for 259 yards and one touchdown as he led a furious rally before the Falcons went down 43-37 on December 8, 2014 on Monday Night Football. Jones was less than spectacular as well, hauling in a pedestrian four catches for 66 yards.

Ryan connected on an 88-yard scoring strike to tight end Austin Hooper in the fourth quarter and finished with 321 yards passing in the season opener.

It will be an interesting chess match between Sarkisian, who'll be in his second game as an National Football League offensive coordinator, against the wily Capers. Maybe not the last one, but surely the Packers will need to take some pressure off the star quarterback.

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