Falcons tickets up for $10000+ in fight for the Super Bowl

Jan 20 2013 Atlanta GA USA Atlanta Falcons quarterback Matt Ryan fumbles against San Francisco 49ers outside linebacker Aldon Smith during the third quarter of the NFC Championship game at the Georgia Dome. Mandatory Credit Matthew Emmons-U

And here the Falcons are, on the cusp of the final game in the Georgia Dome, and looking to close it out with one last win - one that will send the team to its second Super Bowl appearance in its 51-year history. That's nothing new for Jones, but the sprained toe still raised concerns about how effective he'll be in the biggest game of the season. Matt Ryan's frustration could be compounded when the Packers' sixth-rated QB attackers (40 sacks in the regular season) get through an O-line that's allowed Ryan to be dropped 37 times this season (22nd in the league).

The Falcons' secondary still scares some, but the improving group seems capable of stepping up against Rodgers. The same cannot be said for Rodgers and the Packers, who could be without top wide receiver Jordy Nelson (ribs) again and who did not have a 500-yard rusher this season. Ryan even got booed at the 2016 Season Huddle event for season ticket holders.

Against the Packers, Julio Jones can help give Mr. That takes away some of the big play potential of the Falcons' point producers. Who can affect the quarterback, who can sustain run blocks, who can stay in and pass rush at the line of scrimmage.

Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers has a dry sense of humor at times, and he got off a pretty good joke on Friday. He's second this year with 1,409 yards and fourth in yards per catch. He has receivers all over the place, so if you can stop the haircut himself, then the Steelers have a chance. And the Falcons' play designer is top notch. Atlanta has scored at least 33 points in each of its last five games. He has thrown for 37,701 yards and 240 touchdowns. Injury report: PACKERS - DNP: WR Davante Adams (ankle), WR Geronimo Allison (hamstring), S Morgan Burnett (quadricep), K Mason Crosby (illness), LB Julius Peppers (not injury related), RB James Starks (concussion), C J.C. Tretter (knee).

Wilson: I predict that Green Bay will be able to hold the Falcons rushing game. He was worth 0.83 Reception NEP per target during the day, well above his 0.68 season average.

"His grip strength has got to be fantastic", Atlanta Falcons head coach Dan Quinn said in a conference call Wednesday, as the build-up picked up for the NFC Championship at Atlanta on Sunday. Both rank in the bottom third of the National Football League in overall defense.

Green Bay safety Morgan Burnett isn't the elite player Thomas is, but the Packers are more vulnerable without him. But after seeing what Rodgers did last week with that 36-yard miracle pass to tight end Jared Cook, it might not matter what the defensive backs do if Rodgers finds that magic.

Green Bay ranked 19th in kickoff return yards and 20th in punt return yardage during the regular season.

With the middle of the end zone open now open, all Sanu had to do was beat linebacker Jake Ryan.

But they do have the highest-scoring team in the league, led by MVP candidate Matt Ryan, and a home-field edge that really paid off last week.

Shanahan is a leading candidate in the San Francisco 49ers' coaching search. Atlanta's defense, for one, has improved as the season has worn on, giving up just 20.4 points per game since their Week 11 bye (it was 28.3 points before that) and dropping their passer rating allowed from almost 101 to less than 78. Even holding the other offense to field goals will go a long way.