Bet on the NFLWhat will happen this week in the on going drama between the Atlanta Falcons and the Green Bay Packers? One thing is for sure, the stars will be center stage this week as the new struck rivalry continues at Lambeau Field. Over the last three years, the two teams have battled, with the Falcons winning two out of the last three, but can the Falcons bounce back from the one loss? The loss that took place during last years playoffs? One thing is certain, if they are going to return to their winning ways with the Packers, then they will have to take care of the football and use the running game to control the clock and chew up yardage.
Both quarterbacks, Ryan and Rodgers, have been great in all three match-ups, with Rodgers getting the upper hand in the last two, which includes a 366 yard performance in last years playoffs. However, the bigger story for the Packers could be the play of their secondary, a group which currently ranks 31st against the past. If Ryan is able to find Roddy White and Julio Jones at will, and Michael Turner is able to go for 100 or more yards on the ground, the Falcons could walk out of Lambeau with a victory. However, if the Packers are able to slow Ryan and Turner, then I don't see anyone stopping the dominant Aaron Rodgers.
One thing is for sure, this will be one of the more closely watched battles occurring in week five. Both quarterbacks make the chances for a high scoring shootout a strong possibility.