Rams guard Cody Wichmann (Fresno State) got his sixth start.
Offense: Matt Ryan had another effective game, completing 22 of 34 passes for 273 yards, one touchdown and one costly interception.
A similar defeat in 2015 sparked a six-game losing streak that turned a 6-1 start into an 8-8 finish. "It was just a matter if I was passing all the tests they were putting me through". I couldn't even have anybody touch it, and now it's to the point where I can move it a little bit. Randall said. Asked what his status is, Randall replied, "I don't think you put limitations on me". That's something you can't do.
On the offense, Atlanta is averaging 32.7 points and 433.6 yards per game. While Ryan has done a good job spreading the ball around, there's no doubt about his favorite receiver. Leading the league with 830 receiving yards, Jones is a game changing talent, who the Packers weak secondary will struggle to cover.
The Packers know they've got their work cut out. 4 and 5 cornerbacks, LaDarius Gunter and Demetri Goodson. "Just the total package".
Rodgers said the momentum from that game can't be carried over into this game, but the offense is feeling much better about things after piling up 406 yards and controlling the ball for nearly 40 minutes against Chicago. "They can get a lot of pressure".
Chiefs OT Mitchell Schwartz will play with sore ankle against Colts
In the first quarter, Smith left the game to be evaluated for a concussion following a hit to the upper body in the first quarter. Today, they lost the the Kansas City Chiefs 30-14 in a game where the team that backpedalled the slowest won the race - again.
"You play the way you have to play", Packers coach Mike McCarthy said after the game. That means they'll go 10 straight weeks without a break, their longest such stretch to end a season under McCarthy. The Packers are 17-13 overall against the Falcons, including a 2-1 record in the postseason. After a disappointing rookie season, he's become a force at getting to the quarterback. It caused him to be limited in all three sessions, but he should be able to play Sunday.
Aaron Rodgers, Packers - It turns out, Rodgers is just fine.
Matthews re-injured the hamstring late in the Chicago Bears game last Thursday.
Damarious Randall's cornerback sidekick, Quinten Rollins, isn't sure if he'll be ready for the Falcons.
Quinn said the Falcons have "a real belief in the style that we want to play" on defense. The Packers last played an away game in Week 2 in Minnesota. Ryan is eager to get back to the form he showed during a four-game winning streak. The road team is 4-0 ATS in the last 4 meetings between these two teams. The actual score was 26-10.