Our predictions for the final score of Falcons vs. Packers - The Falcoholic
Yes, I think this will be a close game. Yes, I worry what will happen in a close game with Aaron Rodgers, whether he has the flu or any living receivers or not. Yes, I do think Atlanta can win this game if they can show up in a big way on defense and play their typical brand of excellent football on offense. No, I am not a Packers fan.
NFC Championship Predictions: Packers can pull off a close, high-scoring upset over Falcons - Acme Packing Company
Granted, Atlanta can score quickly, and that brings me to my second matchup - the Packers’ pass rush against Atlanta’s offensive line. Football Outsiders has them ranked 23rd in the NFL in adjusted sack rate, while their right guard, Chris Chester, has allowed the most pressures of any guard in the NFL this season. Guess who Chester will see throughout much of the game: Mike Daniels. That’s a matchup that the Packers must, and I believe will, win consistently. I believe they will force Matt Ryan into a handful of unwise throws, giving the secondary a chance.