Who will cover Julio Jones? . In seven career games against Atlanta, including the playoffs, Rodgers has 19 touchdown passes with seven interceptions. Needless to say opening week was a win for the Falcons, however it was a definite letdown. Dontari Poe is going to potentially cause havoc for the Packers' offensive line next to Grady Jarrett. Welcome to the NFL! That fact was highlighted last time the NFC heavyweights played. That one was a blowout for Atlanta, which raced out to a 24-0 halftime lead and cruised to a 44-21 triumph. On top of that, Geronimo Allison returns this week from a Week 1 suspension. Moving the chains is rarely easy against those guys, even when your quarterback is Aaron Rodgers.
Philadelphia: Kicker Jake Elliott will make his National Football League debut Sunday at Kansas City in replacing Caleb Sturgis, who was put on injured reserve after suffering a hip injury in the opener.
Kyle Murphy would start again for Bulaga, but there are other issues on the line as well.
Not even Bulaga, who if deemed healthy enough to play would arguably be a better fill-in at left tackle for Bakhtiari than undrafted rookie free agent and practice-squad call-up Adam Pankey, knows. I saw him out of my peripheral, which isn't the best all the time.
How does the defense follow up its performance against Seattle? . He utterly denied Seattle anything resembling a running game, and, alongside linebacker Nick Perry (1.5 sacks, three total tackles), terrorized Wilson inside the pocket.
The front five will have their hands full with a pair of above average edge rushers in Vic Beasley, who led the league in sacks previous year with 15 and a half and Brooks Reed who had a pair at Soldier Field last week. Those are tall orders to replicate in Week 2, against a much more dynamic offensive attack. Then you can establish the run game with the read option and draw plays.
The Packers may or may not have House follow Jones all over the field.
One factor Atlanta will have to deal with: What seems to be a more ferocious pass rush from up the middle with lineman Mike Daniels being personally responsible for numerous key plays that won them last week's game against the Seattle Seahawks.
Sunday night, Green Bay will finish another three trip excursion to Atlanta over a period of eleven months.
All season long, Atlanta must regularly prove it is still the class of the NFC.
FAMILY AFFAIR: First cousins Clay and Jake Matthews figure to see plenty of each other in this one. "It's always fun to play against family, and I've enjoyed watching his success".
"So, we'll just take the week". "So whoever is lining up against him, best of luck to us".
On the ground, Devonta Freeman rushed for 37 yards and a touchdown in 12 carries while Tevin Coleman added 16 yards in eight carries.
RR: I think revenge is somewhat of a factor, but this is a whole new season with new players, a new schedule, new coaches and the like, so the bottom line is that this is a regular season game with huge implications. Play-by-play man Al Michaels joins analyst Cris Collinsworth in the booth with Michele Tafoya reporting from the sidelines. A scenario that Green Bay had to contend with last season, losing to the Vikings in the first-ever game played at U.S. Bank Stadium.