Green Bay Packers face the Atlanta Falcons for the NFC title.
The Atlanta Falcons will host the Green Bay Packers in the Georgia Dome on Sunday afternoon. Aaron Rodgers and his offense will attempt to go into Atlanta and leave with a ticket straight to Houston for Super Bowl LI. Matt Ryan and the Falcons are looking to make a statement in the playoffs and prove that their amazing season was not a fluke.
This game will in all probability be a shootout between Rodgers and Ryan, it might come down to one offense simply running out of time on the field. The Atlanta Falcons are on a five game winning streak in which Ryan has recorded 14 touchdowns to no interceptions.
Also coming in with a eight game winning streak are the Packers, led by Rodgers, who is playing at an MVP level. Throughout the winning streak, Rodgers has been phenomenal, posting 21 touchdowns to two interceptions, coupled with a passer rating of a 117.9.
Both quarterbacks have the capability to put up numbers on the board. But the defenses of both teams will intend to produce in this game. Green bay’s defense is ranked 21st in points allowed and the Falcons are not any better at 27th in points allowed on the season.
With a chance at advancing to the Super Bowl, the defensive units will be inspired to muster up a performance that could seal their teams fate on Sunday. Clay Matthews will be eager to get some hits on Ryan early in the game. Atlanta’s corner backs will have a tough time covering all of Green bay’s receiver. Even without Jordy Nelson, other key receivers are stepping up with Randall Cobb as well as tight end Jared Cook, who made the game changing catch against the Dallas Cowboys.
Atlanta’s defense will have a tough task slowing down Rodgers, the combination of speed and accuracy could help the young core of Atlanta slow down Rodgers. However, even when running out of the pocket, Rodgers makes throws that not many quarterbacks in NFL history could make.
The game will come down to which team can make a key stop at the end. But if the game is a continuous shootout, the Falcons might wilt under the pressure. The Packers perform in the clutch and have shown it time and again. Mason Crosby can kick it, Aaron Rodgers can throw it.