Packers Injuries contribute to loss in Atlanta

NFC NORTH: Where teams stand after Week 1

Safety Morgan Burnett and other members of the Packers secondary had almost finished answering questions in the team locker room on their solid performance in a season-opening victory over Seattle Sunday, when the discussion went south. "We knew it was going to be a grind". Added Burnett, "I'm just proud of our team today. we've been working together so long, so hard, for this season, dating all the way back to the spring".

The Green Bay Packers also will want revenge.

Atlanta police are urging fans to take MARTA to the game, ride share or vehicle pool to cut down on the massive traffic jams that are expected. The Falcons may have been looking past the Bears and toward the Packers.

"But remember this: the past is the past". Both are considered two centerpieces to their team success.

Trailing 24-7 at halftime the Packers were blown out of last night's contest. Generally speaking, the National Football League saves the best matchups for Sunday night and this weekend's SNF matchup is a rematch of last year's NFC Championship game.

Down by 10 with under a minute left in the first half, the Packers desperately needed some modicum of momentum, since the Falcons had thoroughly stymied them for the bulk of two quarters.

As expected, the first regular season game at the stadium will draw a sold out crowd of more than 70,000 fans. "But that was previous year".

Aaron Rodgers and the Packers offense was held scoreless in the first half of the 2016 NFC title game and the Seattle contest last week.

Head coach Dan Quinn was concerned with his offensive line play and tackling going into the home opener against Green Bay, and potentially the first open-air game in Atlanta since 1991-if the retractable roof and the weather cooperate. Green Bay finished with a season-high five drops in that loss to Atlanta. Things really couldn't have gotten much worse for the Lions to start. It started with them opening their new billion-dollar stadium and ended with a proper christening, a 34-23 win over Rodgers and the Packers. Rodgers and the offense will aim to silence the crowd and score early and often to avoid falling behind. SS Morgan Burnett played ILB to boost run defense with six defensive backs on field.

"There was a point there when I looked at the bench and there are 10 guys on the bench (with injuries)", McCarthy said in his press briefing Monday night. "All you have to do is go back a week and look at Mike's performance against Seattle". The app can be downloaded via Apple's iTunes Store and the Google Play Store. Jones hauled in two passes for 53 yards and the Falcons didn't get to third down until they were at the Green Bay 1. It might only be Week 2, but the Packers could earn a measure of redemption and send a message to the rest of the NFL with another statement win on Sunday Night Football.

Green Bay is faster on defense, helped by Burnett's move forward.

As important as the passing attack will be, Green Bay needs to place a greater emphasis on the run game against Atlanta.

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