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Falcons vs. Packers inactives: Logan Paulsen, most of GB OL out

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Curious decisions abound.

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The Atlanta Falcons and Green Bay Packers have released their list of inactives ahead of Sunday’s chilly bout at Lambeau.

For Atlanta, an odd decision or three lie within.

Second-string tight end Logan Paulsen was ruled out on Friday with a knee injury, which makes sitting Ricky Ortiz very odd. The Packers have a stout defensive line and the Falcons have failed to run the ball in weeks. Maybe they want to see what Eric Saubert has in an elevated role?

The others are no surprise, with newly called-up defensive tackle Justin Zimmer also inactive.

The Packers are missing some key figures in the trenches.

Dan Quinn loves to blitz the stuffing out of Aaron Rodgers when the two teams play, so this is definitely not good for the Pack. It’s similar to that Washington game from roughly a month ago when the Falcons were able to get pressure on an OL without a lot of starters active, and funny enough, similar to the last time these two teams played in fall 2017.

The Packers were missing most of their offensive lineman then, too, so maybe that will be the key for Atlanta getting its first win since D.C.

Whatever happens, it’ll be sloppy football between two not-great teams. For now, these are the folks spared from participating.