One of the three or four most anticipated Atlanta Falcons games of the season gets underway Sunday night at 8:20 pm ET (on NBC, 790 The Zone and at NBCSports.com). The Birds have the home field advantage, not that it did a whole lot of good in the last meeting between the two teams, a 48-17 Green Bay victory you may recall.
Atlanta did win a 20-17 matchup in the regular season last year in this very building, so all is not lost. But the 4-0 Packers might be even better than they were last time around -- they're certainly healthier -- so the 2-2 Falcons are going to have to take it up a level or three from what they've shown so far this year.
The Pack opened the week favored by 4.5 points. As expected, that line has inched all the way to six points. Each team has a key offensive line injury: Falcons center Todd McClure and Packers tackle Bryan Bulaga are out.