Atlanta Falcons quarterback Matt Ryan (2) warms up before the first half of an NFL football NFC divisional playoff game between the Atlanta Falcons and the Seattle Seahawks in Atlanta. NFL Conference Championship weekend will commence with an NFC battle between the Green Bay Packers and the Atlanta Falcons from the Georgia Dome in Atlanta, Georgia on Sunday, January 22, 2017. Packers vs Falcons Live
Packers vs Falcons Live
NFC Championship Info
What: Falcons vs Packers
Whenever: Sunday, January 22, 2017
Where: Georgia Arch — Atlanta, Georgia
Time: 3 p.m. Eastern
Green Bay, coming in off a thrilling Divisional Round weekend victory over the Dallas Cowboys, fell by a 33-32 score to the Falcons in the regular season. The Packers are led by quarterback Aaron Rodgers.
Atlanta coming in off a Divisional Round win over the Seattle Seahawks, posted the eighth-highest scoring offense of all-time this season. The Falcons are led by quarterback Matt Ryan and wide receiver Julio Jones.
We’re watching NFL history unfold in front of our eyes. Rodgers’ performance over the last eight games (21 TD, 1 INT, eight consecutive wins) is one of the best runs any quarterback has gone on–ever. Add in some of the most remarkable throws you’ll ever see and the most physically gifted quarterback ever is willing a flawed team on a remarkable run. On the other side in this one? The most underrated and under-appreciated team left. No one is talking about the Falcons this week despite owning more firepower than the Packers. If Rodgers is an all-time great, Ryan deserves credit for an all-time great season.
This will be a shootout. First to 35 wins. It’s a fool’s errand not to take the points–especially this many–with Rodgers, but expect a field goal game either way. Last quarterback with the ball wins a 38-35 affair. Packers 38, Falcons 35.