What sort of receiving corps will the Packers be able to field? Is Antonio Brown's phone fully charged?
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No need to implode the Georgia Dome.
As if the injuries to prominent receivers Jordy Nelson and Davante Adams haven't been enough of a concern for the Packers, a flu bug has been working its way through the Green Bay locker room this week. Here are some key takeaways from this dominating victory over the "red hot" Aaron Rodgers and his Green Bay Packers. However, I have a bit more faith in the Atlanta defense to cause the Packers problems.
That means that Freeney is heading to his third Super Bowl, seven seasons after his last appearance. Handled the Giants (38-13) in the wild-card round and won at Dallas (34-31) on a 51-yard field goal at the buzzer.
The state of their relationship was first made public last spring when Rodgers' brother Jordan, who was competing on "The Bachelorette" at the time, revealed he and the Packers' star were no longer speaking.
Rob Demovsky tries to interpret Aaron Rodgers' post-game remarks.
Ryan has clearly climbed the ladder, but he needs a victory in the Super Bowl to finish his season in brilliant fashion.
Here are four more takeaways from the Falcons' NFC title win. Ryan Wood writes on the soon-to-be free agent and how he wants nothing more than to finish his career in Green Bay.
The Falcons entered Sunday as a team defined by its past playoff letdowns, and they received a reminder in the first half, after Ryan's touchdown run put Atlanta up 17-0. Ed McCaffrey played 13 seasons in the National Football League with the New York Giants, San Francisco 49ers and Denver Broncos.
Atlanta Falcons quarterback Matt Ryan runs for a touchdown. AP Images
The Falcons are playing a team that has its top two receivers hurt and questionable. However, the Falcons have the league's sack leader in Vic Beasley and a solid pass rush, even with Adrian Clayborn out injured. He did not practice Wednesday or Thursday, but will play Sunday.
What actually transpired in the final game ever at the Georgia Dome amounted to neither.
As for Atlanta and New England, there's not much tradition between these teams.
The one constant has always been the Falcons, and it brought out the best in the franchise.
And they did it by making Rodgers uncomfortable throughout the game. It was their eighth consecutive game scoring on the opening drive. Just two of those combined 12 games went over 60.5.
Atlanta fumbled in the game, but managed to pounce on both to complete a turnover-free day.
Not only are the Packers a clutch team, they are also very versatile.
Tom Brady, quarterback for the Patriots, celebrated the team's 36-17 win by posing for an Instagram picture with his model wife, Gisele Bundchen. Atlanta was up 35-13 at half.
Here's another a novel concept: Even quarterbacks who are good out of the gate can go through a tough stretch, evolve and emerge as something more dominant. Green Bay gave up 125 rushing yards to Cowboys running back Ezekiel Elliot last week. Bell had 167 yards against Miami and followed up with 170 at Kansas City. Best quarterback Steelers have faced during their winning streak is probably Indy's Andrew Luck. Also beat Eli Manning. Yo, Antonio, put away your damn phone. We're talking a situation that is as explosive as the 2001 New England Patriots or the 2013 Seattle Seahawks. The Patriots are 2-3 in that span and 5-4 overall under Bill Belichick. So, at least the Packers did something well on defense. They moved (Ty) Montgomery to running back. McCoy, because of injury, played just once against his division rivals.
Different versions have emerged over why Rodgers doesn't talk to his family, or why his parents don't go to see any of his games.
During the 20 years since that return to glory, there have been some major heartbreaks. You win, you get acceptance, you get respect.
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