"Those things, that hasn't even been discussed", Bulaga said. But Atlanta's Matt Ryan and the Falcons' passing attack are a much different animal. Following the game, there was much speculation that he and head coach Sean Payton got into a heated exchange, which Peterson says was 'overdramatized.' According to Joel Erickson of The New Orleans Advocate, Peterson thinks it will take some time for the running back situation to sort itself out.
The Packers have actually faced three reigning MVPs before in the McCarthy era, but they were all running backs.
Ty Montgomery #88 of the Green Bay Packers runs for yards against the New York Giants during the NFC Wild Card game at Lambeau Field on January 8, 2017 in Green Bay, Wisconsin. "I just try to go out there and do my job to the best of my ability". Two defensive players were added to the injury report as limited in practice: DT Mike Daniels (hip) and S Kentrell Brice (quadriceps/knee). These could be positions for the Falcons to exploit if they're out come Sunday. But last week, Atlanta struggled to convert drives against the Bears, while the Packers defense showed some teeth in dominating 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. Randall underwent groin surgery last October that cost him five games, and later battled through shoulder and foot injuries. Capers used the scheme on 42 of 49 plays against Seattle. Ryan is also coming off a season in which he threw for 4,944 yards, and fired 38 touchdowns to just seven interceptions. I thought our pursuit and finish as a unit was outstanding and that's what I'm looking for moving forward.
"I think every National Football League stadium is screwed up with the way they put their lights because they're in the corners of the end zone and that's right where the ball is", Nelson said.
While Nelson's surgically repaired right knee appeared to be full strength against the Falcons in the NFC title game, he had missed the previous week's NFC divisional win over Dallas because of the rib injury he suffered in the NFC wild card round against the New York Giants.
Well, it will be the first "outdoor" game for the Falcons since they left Atlanta-Fulton County Stadium in 1991. Julio Jones also had a quiet outing, catching just four passes for 66 yards and after burning Green Bay in last season's NFC Championship, the superstar wideout is licking his lips at Sunday night's matchup.
The Bears had a first down at the Atlanta 5-yard line in the closing minute, but Bears receivers dropped passes on first and second down, Bears quarterback Mike Glennon threw an incomplete pass on third down, and he was sacked on fourth down to complete the squandered opportunity.
Not almost as much is on the line in Week 2 of 2017, obviously, but the Packers aren't thinking as much about what got away last winter as they are about the impact Sunday's outcome could have on the winter to come.
"They've got great chemistry between the quarterback and receivers", Trufant said. "They have a really unique style that they play".
If he can't go, Kyle Murphy will make his second straight and second career start at right tackle. In order to remain undefeated, the Packers will need to avoid the critical mistakes they made against the Falcons in all three phases.
Injuries forced former undrafted free agent LaDarius Gunter in to the No. 1 cornerback role for Green Bay in the NFC Championship game.