On Now
Coming Up
  • Mon., Nov. 24, 2014 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM CST Linsley, Bush, Barrington appearance Packers Corey Linsley, Jarrett Bush and Sam Barrington are scheduled to appear at the Big Red Kettle at Bay Park Square Mall on behalf of the Salvation Army bell-ringing campaign.
  • Mon., Nov. 24, 2014 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM CST American Red Cross "Celebrity Bartender" Players tentatively scheduled to attend: Davante Adams, Brandon Bostick, Letroy Guion, Andrew Quarless and Richard Rodgers
  • Sat., Nov. 29, 2014 2:30 PM - 4:00 PM CST Alumni Appearance (Beebe, Harris) Don Beebe and Bernardo Harris are scheduled to appear at the Packers Pro Shop on Saturday, Novemeber 29th, from 2:30-4 p.m.
  • Sun., Nov. 30, 2014 11:25 AM - 3:25 PM CST Toys for Tots Collection The U.S. Marine Corps will be collecting new, unwrapped toys for distribution to needy children in the area.  Cash donations will be accepted as well.  The collection will take place in the parking lot and at each of Lambeau Field’s gates.
  • Sun., Nov. 30, 2014 1:45 PM - 2:45 PM CST Alumni Appearance (Beebe, Harris)

    TTZ: Don Beebe
    Club Level: Bernardo Harris


  • Sun., Nov. 30, 2014 3:25 PM - 6:30 PM CST Packers vs. New England Patriots Packers vs. New England Patriots

News

Print
RSS

Packers vs. Falcons: Five Key Matchups

Posted Dec 6, 2013



1. Morgan Burnett vs. Tony Gonzalez—Gonzalez is Matt Ryan’s security blanket and red zone go-to guy. Gonzalez is the kind of short-area receiver that can take over a game on a cold day.


2. David Bakhtiari vs. Osi Umenyiora—Need I remind Packers fans of Umenyiora’s game-changing sack-strip play in the Giants’ playoff win at Lambeau Field in January of 2012?


3. Eddie Lacy vs. Steven Jackson—They won’t be playing against each other, but their rushing totals will likely decide the game. The team that rushes for the most yards will likely be the team that wins. Both run defenses are at the bottom of the league; the Packers are No. 26, the Falcons No. 30. Get ready for a run-the-ball kind of game.


4. Clay Matthews vs. Lamar Holmes—The Falcons’ young left tackle could have his hands full against the Packers’ star linebacker, who’s getting healthier by the week. The Packers need for Matthews to take control of this game and be the playmaker the defense has lacked for much of the season.


5. Jordy Nelson and James Jones vs. Desmond Trufant—Trufant is one of the Falcons’ building blocks for the future, but he’s a rookie and rookies tend to bite on double moves. Nelson and Jones need to make one big play in the passing game that would make the Falcons focus more on the pass and less on the run.

Additional coverage - Dec. 6

 
blog comments powered by Disqus

You May Also Be Interested in...

Recent Videos

  • Game Highlights: Packers 24, Vikings 21

    (2:47) Posted 8 minutes ago

    The Green Bay Packers looked to get a pivotal division win against the Minnesota Vikings, and quarterback Aaron Rodgers played well throwing for 209 yards and two touchdowns. Packers won a close one 24-21.

  • Week 12: Eddie Lacy highlights

    (1:34) Posted 22 minutes ago

    Green Bay Packers running back Eddie Lacy had 25 carries for 125 yards and 2 touchdowns in the Packers' 24-21 win against the Minnesota Vikings.

  • QB Bridgewater throws a 5-yard TD to Jennings

    (1:56) Posted 1 hour ago

    Minnesota Vikings quarterback Teddy Bridgewater finds wide receiver Greg Jennings for a 5-yard touchdown. Following the Play, Bridgewater throws to wide receiver Charles Johnson for a successful 2-point conversion.