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Packers vs Falcons: 2017 NFC Championship Game Prediction

The Green Bay Packers and the Atlanta Falcons are no strangers to each in the postseason. The last time they faced each other in the playoffs, the Packers delivered a 48-21 beat down in front of the Falcons home crowd. Green Bay would go on to win the Super Bowl Title that season and the Aaron Rodgers Era in Green Bay had officially begun.

The difference between the 2010 version of the Packers that won the Super Bowl and the current version is that the 2010 squad was not decimated by injuries like 2017 Packers that will play to represent the NFC in the Super Bowl. If Rodgers can help pull off the upset tomorrow, it will go down as one of his greatest accomplishments of his career.

For that to happen, his surrounding cast must show up to play against the Falcons defense. Wide receiver Jordy Nelson will not play due to a rib injury he suffered against the Giants and fellow teammate Devante Adams is listed as questionable with a toe injury that he sustained in the final minutes of the Cowboys game last week.

Due to those injuries that Packers only chance to win this game will solely rest on the shoulders of Aaron Rodgers. The Packers opponent, the Atlanta Falcons head into this matchup as the favorites to win this game due to the Packers being depleted with injuries and their offense being too much for Green Bay to handle.

If Vic Beasley can apply pressure on Aaron Rodgers consistently, their chances of winning this football game will increase significantly. Wide receiver Mohamed Sanu must continue his exceptional performance as a complimentary option to Julio Jones in this contest.

Do not be surprised if all of the Falcons wide receivers are making huge plays in this matchup, due to the Packers secondary being that bad. My final prediction for this game is that Falcons will advance to their second Super Bowl in team history when it’s all said and done. The Packers just do not have the pieces needed to keep up with Falcons high-powered offense.

Packers 38

Falcons  41

 

Photo courtesy of UPI.com

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Derrick Branch is the founder and lead writer of Tops Sports.Com. He is a die-hard sports fan and keeps it 100 on all things that involve the NFL, NBA, NCAA Football.
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