Falcons need impressive home debut against Packers

Lynette Rowe
September 17, 2017

Or maybe Jones will have six catches for 121 yards and a touchdown on Sunday.

Bennett is an extremely versatile tight end, and has no problem making plays after the catch.

"I didn't sign up for nine snaps, though, but unfortunately that's the way the game played out", Peterson said. The strengthened unit shut down Russell Wilson and the Seahawks' passing game in Week 1. "Maybe an opportunity or two for some big ones to him". This leaves a short-quick game as the most reasonable option. "He's always a factor in what we do". In a almost even game, the edge goes to the home team, particularly when one considers that it will be the first game at Mercedes-Benz Stadium. "But all in all, credit to Julio, five targets, four catches for 60 yards (actually 66 yards) and some big plays for us and (He came) right back out and practiced like insane". He knows the ball is going to come his way. "I've got everybody's back". Pat McKenzie and the medical staff to let him play right tackle on Sunday night.

On Thursday when he met with reporters in the Falcons' locker room, Jones said he wasn't concerned about his stats. Jeff [Janis] complained a year ago in Detroit when I threw him a fade ball on the sidelines that he just never saw it.

Sarkisian wants to get the run game rolling first. The Packers must protect Aaron Rodgers this week before the first game played in the Mercedes-Benz stadium begins to look like last season's NFC Championship. NBC will televise the game at 7:30 p.m. CDT.

Green Bay Packers safety Morgan Burnett, who played at Georgia Tech and North Clayton High, is in his eighth season in the NFL.

Stat that jumps out: Aaron Rodgers needs two passing touchdowns in his next 606 attempts to be the fastest in National Football League history to reach 300 touchdown passes. Mike Daniels had perhaps the best game of his career in the Packers 2017 season opener. Montgomery became the centerpiece of the backfield overhaul and given a full offseason to prepare as a running back, though Green Bay also took three backs in the draft.

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Meanwhile, the Packers defence will look a lot different than the group that was torched for 44 points in last year's playoff loss. "I'm sure they're sick of coming down here. That's really what our guys are focused on".

The Packers have actually faced three reigning MVPs before in the McCarthy era, but they were all running backs.

Bulaga said the decision on whether to play him will come down exclusively to the ankle, not his illness, as he was able to attend all meetings and has recovered from his dehydration.

Assuming the weather is good - and the forecast called for evening temperatures in the 60s and only a slight chance of rain - the retractable roof at Mercedes-Benz Stadium will be open for the first time during a game. "There are a couple more things he has to pass before he can play", Joseph said.

If Bakhtiari, who also has a hamstring issue, weren't able to go, the Packers would be left with rookie Adam Pankey, who they just pulled up off the practice squad this week. That's the way we wanted to get it started off. In order to remain undefeated, the Packers will need to avoid the critical mistakes they made against the Falcons in all three phases.

You can bet that Capers, who's 67 and has been the Packers' defensive coordinator since 2009, has an original plan for Jones.

"You try to contain him", House said. "So, those guys did a nice job and it was good work and on to the next one".

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