The Packers are a better team than the Falcons, but their up and down season is very familiar.
Rising star quarterback Aaron Rodgers could miss the game, which gives the Falcons a real shot at pulling off the upset here. It will take Michael Turner having a quality game--and some tight defense on a couple of terrific Green Bay receivers--but I do believe it can be done. The last thing I want to see is another 23-9 loss, so hopefully the offense gets in gear.
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UPDATE: Aaron Rodgers will start for the Packers. Bad news for the Falcons!
Who? Atlanta Falcons at Green Bay Packers, 1 p.m. ET
Where? Lambeau Field, Green Bay, Wisconsin
Weather? Rainy and below 50 degrees. That's chilly for most, but it'd be a pleasant fall day here in New England.
Fun Fact? This will be the first time the Falcons have played the Packers without Favre in quite some time, giving us a reprieve from the constant reminders that the Falcons traded away the future Hall of Famer.
Injuries? WR Laurent Robinson and DT Jason Jefferson are doubtful and likely unlikely to play. Sam Baker, Grady Jackson and Lawyer Milloy are all questionable, but I could see them all playing. For the Packers, safeties Aaron Rouse and Atari Bigby are doubtful alongside FB Korey Hall and RB Kregg Lumpkin. DE Cullen Jenkins is out, and LB A.J. Hawk and QB Aaron Rodgers are questionable and (hopefully) not able to kick our butts.
Odds? Green Bay over Atlanta 3.5, Over/Under 40.5
Foe? Brandon at Acme Packing Company will be dealing with this injury plagued squad this weekend. Stop by and wish him well as we hopefully kick his butt.
GO FALCONS! Let's pack away these Packers!