After a week of bad Aaron Rodgers jokes about crowd noise and debate about whether Aaron Rodgers can win this game and asking what this game means for Matt Ryan’s legacy, I’m ready for everyone to just shut up for three hours and take this game in.
The Falcons have the league’s best offense and only need a couple of big defensive plays to walk away with this one, so with any luck, they will. You know the stakes well enough: Win and you’re in the Super Bowl, with a chance for the team’s first championship. Lose, and this team will hope to be back a year from now, but there are never guarantees.
Go Falcons! Enjoy the game, everyone.
Falcons - Packers playoff breakdown
Game time: Sunday, January 22, 3:05 p.m. EST
Location: Georgia Dome, Atlanta, Georgia
TV Channel: FOX
Radio: 92.9 The Game (Wes Durham and Dave Archer)
Online Stream: NFL Gamepass offers a live audio stream of the Wes Durham and Dave Archer call, and is your best option for watching the games afterwards. DirecTV also has NFL Sunday Ticket, which is worth checking out.
Injury Report: It looks like the Falcons will have everybody, though Julio Jones may be limited. The Packers will have a limited Davante Adams, may have Jordy Nelson, and won’t have Morgan Burnett.
Odds: The Falcons are favored by 5.5 points
Prediction: Falcons lose, 34-31
Opposition: Acme Packing Company