Ryan, who led the Falcons with club records in passing yards and touchdowns, was chosen the 2016 NFL Most Valuable Player and Offensive Player of the Year.
Nelson isn't the only Packer dealing with a significant injury. The total is a whopping 60 points on Sports Interaction NFL odds, the highest of any playoff game this century and second-highest overall since a 2000 regular-season matchup between the Rams and 49ers (62). Now, many have it at 60 or 60.5, which is just insane for a National Football League conference title game.
Falcon QB Matt Ryan is a leading MVP candidate, netting 4,944 yards through the air for 38 TDs and just 7 interceptions. "The additional five Falcons named to the 2017 Pro Bowl roster-Vic Beasley Jr., Matt Bryant, Devonta Freeman, Julio Jones and Alex Mack-will help ensure a strong victory, bringing the Packers' winning streak and season to an end". All eyes are locked on Green Bay quarterback Aaron Rodgers as he chases his second Super Bowl ring, and his first in six years. The versatile Burnett does a little bit of everything, and he had a great second half to the season. It was a good thing that the Texans offense wasn't capable of moving the ball down the field, because otherwise the Patriots would've regretted those turnovers. The Packers entered Sunday with 9/1 odds to win the Super Bowl. Brady is a four-time Super Bowl champion and has played on the NFL's biggest stage six times in his career.
Wilson threw a 31-yard touchdown pass to Doug Baldwin, but then was picked off by Deion Jones and the Falcons took a knee at the 1-yard line to end the game.
Ryan's 3-yard TD pass to Mohamed Sanu following an interception by Ricardo Allen clinched the victory with less than four minutes remaining.
"Based on the character, based on the connection, based on the love that they have for one another, I think we're in the middle of something special", Carroll said.
Slain Minke Whale Spotted On Japanese Boat In Australian Waters
The two leaders spoke about the proposed Trans-Pacific Partnership and defence issues, but also reportedly discussed whaling. Japan started what it calls "scientific whaling" in 1987, a year after an worldwide whaling moratorium took effect.
The Packers have made it this far, but do they have enough to beat Atlanta? The team look ahead to the NFC Championship, but first recap the special afternoon in Dallas. The game kicks off on Sunday at 3:05 PM ET (12:05 PM PT) and can be seen on FOX.
If you are a fan of defense this may not be the game for you.
"The NFC Championship Game is a beast, it always is", said Quinn, who was defensive coordinator for two of them with the Seahawks and is making his debut as a head coach. I say that because Rodgers is exceptionally hard to stop, and because a turnover one way or the other could swing a game that's likely to be a shootout, and the Falcons have been extraordinarily light on turnovers all year.
Fortunately for him, the team survived and gave him a chance to return for the NFC Championship Game.
Sunday's NFC Championship matchup features two quarterbacks riding some hot streaks, each who have taken the National Football League by storm in some uniquely different ways. Seattle coach Pete Carroll said Atlanta's run game wasn't overwhelming, but it was effective. The game will be played on a fast track, which is why I still think the offenses will rule.
NFC: (4) Green Bay Packers 36 vs (2) Atlanta Falcons 32: The Packers lost in a 33 to 32 shootout to the Falcons earlier in the season. Comments like "McCarthy has to go" and 'Aaron Rodgers is on a downward spiral' began spreading like wildfire. The two teams struggle on defense, but the offenses are the best in the business.