Green Bay Packers fans at Acme Packing Company are feeling confident heading into tonight’s game against the Atlanta Falcons. They’re not entirely afraid of Atlanta’s offense, noting the lessened production the Birds have enjoyed in the latter part of the regular season. The Falcons defense seems to draw more concern, though its inconsistency against bad teams looks like a sign of weakness to the Packers fan’s eyes.
As The Falcoholic discusses, Atlanta’s mission is simple, if damn near impossible: stop Aaron Rodgers. Sure, Matt Ryan will have to play smart and Michael Turner will need to get going, but we’ve seen no evidence that this team can win a shootout against a quarterback like Rodgers. So the idea is to avoid one.
Packers fans aren’t concerned about the yardage battle, but about the stuff the Falcons are really good at. The Birds hoard the ball, don’t give up big plays, and play great special teams. The Georgia Dome should be absolutely rocking tonight, too, but APC isn’t all that worried about that.