"But, we'll also expect some wrinkles from them here and there as well".
The Packers' defense will face a much bigger challenge against the Falcons' high-flying attack.
What to Watch ForJulio Jones celebrates a first down catch against the Green Bay Packers during the NFC Championship. Mercedes-Benz Stadium officially hosts it's first ever National Football League game in what should be one of the regular season's most exciting matchups.
Can Davon House break out as the complete, polished corner the Packers want him to be? . His ability to catch in the backfield creates mismatches and an element to the offense that has developed in a huge way since the last time these two teams met.
Ty Montgomery pounded out some tough yards in the second half to help wear down the Seahawks, a promising debut in his first full season exclusively as a running back. I saw him out of my peripheral, which isn't the best all the time.
Since Dom Capers became defensive coordinator in 2009, the Packers have valued experience above all else.
Green Bay Packers safety Morgan Burnett, who played at Georgia Tech and North Clayton High, is in his eighth season in the NFL.
Road trips to Atlanta seem to come in bunches for the Green Bay Packers. The matchup with the Packers is always unique because of how good their offense is year in and year out. Daniels must be licking his chops after watching the Bears interior linemen repeatedly pressure Matt Ryan.
The Packers' increased speed comes from several sources. Randall underwent groin surgery last October that cost him five games, and later battled through shoulder and foot injuries. Atlanta is unveiling its new stadium and will be looking to start the season 2-0 after defeating the Chicago Bears 23-17 in Week one.
"It's just way more chill". That's the expectation. At the end of the day too, it's about being healthy.
"Those are moments you take with you for a long time", Rodgers told after the game.
While odds would appear good the Packers and Falcons will be two of those 12, and another Rodgers-Ryan showdown could transpire before the curtain closes on the season, don't get distracted by future possibilities and implications. In last week's season-opening win over Seattle, Nelson caught seven passes for 79 yards from quarterback Aaron Rodgers, including a 32-yard touchdown on a free play.
The former receiver spent the offseason preparing as a running back. Hugh Douglas warns that behind that offensive line, he's got to be a little more careful. To sit on there and go through that player by player Monday night with (strength coach) Mark Lovat, it's really impressive to see the workload that these men put out in the course of one game. Also something to think about: The Packers' top corner the last time these squads met was LaDarius Gunter, who the Packers released Tuesday. That's like taking Julio and their other receivers out and saying, 'All right, now score.' Everything's going to be quite a bit different. "We'll take a look at what we did against them past year for sure".
September 23, 2007, at Lambeau Field - Tomlinson accumulated 95 yards from scrimmage (62 rushing, 33 receiving) with a touchdown in Green Bay's 31-24 win.
Kickoff is Sunday at 8:30 on the NBC side of things.