The guys at PackersNews.com give their predictions for Sunday night’s showdown between the Green Bay Packers and the Atlanta Falcons.
TEAMS: Green Bay Packers (1-0) at Atlanta Falcons (1-0).
WHEN: 7:30 p.m. Sunday.
WHERE: Mercedes-Benz Stadium (retractable roof).
RADIO: AM-620 in Milwaukee, AM-1360 in Green Bay; Packers Radio Network.
SERIES: Packers lead 15-13 regular season; 2-2 postseason.
LINE: Falcons by 3.
SURFACE: Artificial turf.
COACHES: Green Bay’s Mike McCarthy (125-69-1) vs. Atlanta’s Dan Quinn (22-14).
5 THINGS TO WATCH
DANIELS DOMINATION: The Packers did a good job of isolating defensive tackle Mike Daniels in one-on-ones against Seattle, and they’re probably going to scheme to get him matched up with Falcons right guard Wes Schweitzer, who had a ton of trouble with Bears defensive tackle Akiem Hicks. Quarterback Matt Ryan gets rid of the ball quickly, but Schweitzer still gave up a sack and a couple pressures. Doubling Daniels would help, but on passing downs defensive coordinator Dom Capers can occupy the center and tackle and get Daniels a one-on-one. Capers needs him to dominate again.
BUMP IN THE ROAD: Everyone on the Packers’ defense can expect to have to cover or tackle receiver Julio Jones at some point. That’s how…
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