The Packers would go on to beat New England in the Super Bowl.
I'll freely admit to you that I'm nervous about this game, and that I'm thinking the Falcons may very well lose it.
Meeting at the Georgia Dome for a second time this season, the Green Bay Packers will take on the Atlanta Falcons Sunday. Likewise, the Falcons fell in the lower half against the run during the regular season, with opposing teams going for just under an average of 105 yards per game.
"It's going to be a gun slinging game, I'd like to think Green Bay will win", said Packers fan Scott Andrews. They will meet Sunday afternoon at 2:05 PM CST in what will be the final game played at the Georiga Dome with the victor securing the George Halas Trophy and earning a spot in Super Bowl LI in Houston, Texas on February 4.
He didn't slow down one bit in last week's playoff game, throwing for 338 yards and three touchdowns against the vaunted Seattle Seahawks defense.
The Falcons hope to have All-Pro wide receiver Julio Jones, who aggravated his foot/toe injury against Seattle.
And don't sleep on Atlanta's defense either. The Packers may again be without Jordy Nelson, but even if he does play he may be limited as the ribs he broke in the wild card matchup may still not be fully healed.More news: Manager Bilic: Payet wants to leave West Ham
And so far, it's worked.
Now the Packers move on to face the Atlanta Falcons, another team that is playing great, yet flying under many National Football League fans' and experts' radar.
Most sports books in Sin City had set the over/under number at 58.5 when the line first came out Sunday evening.
But a standout performance from Bell alone won't be enough this weekend against the Patriots, especially if Pittsburgh can't find the end zone.
As for their rivals for the Vince Lombardi Trophy, the Packers score 28 ppg, the Patriots 27.9 and the Steelers just 24.8 meaning the Dirty Birds are at least a touchdown better off. Maybe Cowherd had a case, but this certainly looks incredibly foolish now given how the season played out with Ryan passing for 4,4944 yards and 38 touchdowns for the NC South champions who are now one win away from a Super Bowl appearance. "He's had a great year and has just been really consistent the entire season - consistently at a high level, which is tough to do". It was a good thing that the Texans offense wasn't capable of moving the ball down the field, because otherwise the Patriots would've regretted those turnovers. They'll make you pay for coughing up the football.
Added Quinn: "I anticipate him being ready to rock next week". "This dome is closing and we get to be a part of the last game here".
And after losing to Carolina in the divisional round last season, it was acknowledging the reality of a Super Bowl hangover and the difficulty of reaching the title game in two straight seasons?