"We have to be disciplined and keep going". The Falcons will be aiming to kick off life in their new home with a big win over a fellow Super Bowl contender. Rodgers was the leading Green Bay rusher in both of those games.
October 27, 2013, at the Metrodome - Peterson gained 83 total yards (60 rushing, 23 receiving) and a TD as the Packers rolled to a 44-31 Sunday night triumph.
The Packers have actually faced three reigning MVPs before in the McCarthy era, but they were all running backs. That being said, Green Bay's secondary is much healthier now than it was when Atlanta QB Matt Ryan torched it for 392 yards in last season's NFC Championship Game.
Green Bay Packers tight end Martellus Bennett has been fined $9,115 by the National Football League following an unnecessary penalty he committed against Seattle Seahawks linebacker K.J. Wright during last Sunday's season opener.
"I don't really have a feel for Bryan because we haven't worked him since I think Tuesday, or Monday, on his ankle", McCarthy said.
Since Dom Capers became defensive coordinator in 2009, the Packers have valued experience above all else.
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 a year ago with 15 and a half and Brooks Reed who had a pair at Soldier Field last week.
And that's exactly what Montgomery helped the Packers do against Seattle. Perhaps the best way to stop him is to pressure Matt Ryan so he can't find Jones way downfield.
The Packers' increased speed comes from several sources.
Also listed as questionable are defensive lineman Mike Daniels, safety Kentrell Brice and defensive lineman Montravius Adams. "I thought Austin did a great job at that this year". That caused the Packers to really work on retooling their defense for Dom Capers and if the Week 1 victory is any indication, the improvement might be enough to make the Packers nearly unbeatable when the play up to their level. As long as they stick with it, the commitment to the run game should pay off against an Atlanta defence that was gashed for 6.6 yards per carry by the Chicago Bears in Week 1. Wideout Julio Jones, who had four catches for 66 yards last week, torched Green Bay in the NFC title game with nine catches for 180 yards and two scores, and had an 11-catch, 259-yard monster performance against the Packers in 2014. They are liable to make big plays just from the receiver position, running back position and you saw their tight ends making plays.
(Was the offensive line taxed the most in the Seattle game?) "Well, they'll never admit it". His next game action will be his first game action in a Packers' uniform. They were just glad to get out of Soldier Field with a victory against a very ordinary team that played above their head against the defending NFC champions. "I just try to go out there and do my job to the best of my ability". He's going to make his share of plays. Yes, we know it's closed on Sundays, but there are plenty of other events in the stadium not on Sundays.