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Packers at Falcons Week Five Capsule

SERIES LEADER Series tied, 12-12  
STREAKS   3 of past 5
COACHES VS. OPP. McCarthy: 1-2 Smith: 2-1
LAST WEEK W 49-23 vs. Broncos W 30-28 at Seahawks
LAST GAME 11/28/10: Packers 17 at Falcons 20. Atlanta K Matt Bryant converts game-winning 47-yard FG with 9 seconds remaining to lift Falcons to victory.
BROADCAST NBC (8:20 PM ET): Al Michaels, Cris Collinsworth, Michele Tafoya (Field reporter). Westwood One Radio: Dave Sims, James Lofton, Hub Arkush (Field reporter). SIRIUS: 94 (WW1), 92 (GB), 93 (Atl.).  XM: 227 (WW1), 225 (GB), 226 (Atl.).


PASSING Rodgers: 103-141-1,325 (3C)-12 (1C)-2-124.6 (1L) Ryan: 102-164-1,135-6-4-84.8
RUSHING Starks: 45-210-4.7-1 Turner: 68-304-4.5-3
RECEIVING G. Jennings: 25-366 (T3C)-14.6-3 White: 26 (T3L)-302-11.6-1
OFFENSE 429.3 360.3
TAKE/GIVE +6 (3C) 0
DEFENSE 406.8 372.2
SACKS Wynn: 3 Abraham: 2
INTs Burnett, Woodson: 3 (T1L) DeCoud: 2
PUNTING Masthay: 40.3 Bosher (R): 36.1
KICKING Crosby: 34 (19/19 PAT; 5/5 FG) Bryant: 30 (9/9 PAT; 7/7 FG)


REMATCH of last season’s NFC Divisional (GB 48, Atl. 21)…PACKERS: QB AARON RODGERS became 1st player in NFL history with 400+ pass yards (408), 4 pass TDs & 2 rush TDs in game last week. Has completed 82 of 108 (75.9 pct.) for 1,023 yards with 7 TDs vs. 1 INT for 122.6 rating in 3 starts vs. Atl. (incl. Div.). Has won 10 starts in row (incl. playoffs) & has 100+ rating in 8 of those 10…FB JOHN KUHN had rush TD & rec. TD in Div…WR GREG JENNINGS has 17 catches for 307 yards (102.3 per game) & TD in 3 meetings (inc. Div.). Since start of 2007 (incl. playoffs), has 45 rec. TDs, 3rd most in NFL. WR JORDY NELSON aims for 3rd in row vs. Atl. with TD (incl. Div.)…In Div., CB TRAMON WILLIAMS had 2 INTs, incl. 70-yard INT-TD. CB CHARLES WOODSON had 30-yard INT-TD last week. Has 11 INT-TDs, tied for 2nd most in NFL history. Holds franchise record with 10 def. TDs (9 INT, 1 FR). Since start of 2006, his 9 INT-TDs are most in NFL. Woodson & S MORGAN BURNETT tie for NFL lead with 3 INTs. LB CLAY MATTHEWS had 2 sacks & FR in Div…FALCONS: In reg. season, QB MATT RYAN is 2-0 vs. GB, completing 40 of 54 (74.1 pct.) for 391 yards with 3 TDs vs. 1 INT for 104.8 rating. Falcons are 16-0 when Ryan has 100+ rating…In past 2 reg. season meetings, RB MICHAEL TURNER has 231 rush yards (115.5 per game) & 2 TDs. His teams are 23-1 (.958) when he has 21+ att. Since joining Atl. in 2008, has 42 rush TDs, 2nd most in NFL…WR RODDY WHITE has TD in 3 of 4 vs. GB (incl. Div.). Since start of 2007, has 397 receptions, 2nd most in NFC. TE TONY GONZALEZ has 1,090 catches & needs 13 to move into 2nd all-time (MARVIN HARRISON, 1,102). WR JULIO JONES had career-high 11 catches & 127 yards last week. Leads NFL rookies with 24 catches & 342 rec. yards. WR-KR ERIC WEEMS had 102-yard KR-TD in Div…DE JOHN ABRAHAM aims for 4th meeting in row with sack (incl. Div.). Has 104.5 sacks, 2nd most among active players.

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2 Responses to “Packers at Falcons Week Five Capsule”

  1. John Zoul says:

    We’ll be ready on the road at the Falcons. Last year, we played flat in the first half, got behind, stormed back in the second half and allowed a last second (okay, .09 remaining)field goal, to lose by three. The key will be to shut down their running game.

  2. I think the key will also be special teams, that FG was due to a huge return by Weems, and then he returns one all the way in playoff game, touchbacks would be huge this weekend!

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