County leaders enter friendly wager on Packers-Falcons game

Four teams will enter, but only two will advance for a chance to hoist the Lombardi Trophy.

After that game, the Packers lost three more in a row before "running the table" during their current, incredible nine-game winning streak. Ryan succeeded in a 33-32 win over Green Bay in late October, throwing an 11-yard touchdown pass with 31 seconds remaining.

Consider the facts: The Falcons have the best offense in football and just put up 36 points against the Seattle Seahawks, one of the league's most challenging defenses.

"Matt has a real process that he goes through to get ready, and he has totally nailed that this year", Quinn said.

Always potent offensively with quarterback Matt Ryan, the Falcons are even better on that side of the ball this season and have improved defensively with former Seattle coordinator Dan Quinn as their coach.

Neither Ryan nor Rodgers spoke much about the MVP award on Wednesday, since they're focused on a more pressing matter: their matchup on the field Sunday, when the Falcons host the Green Bay Packers with a trip to Super Bowl LI on the line.

Seattle's core group is getting older, but has all the key pieces under contract for at least one more season and a lot of them are locked up through at least 2018.

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While Jones was limited in the second half Sunday, the Falcons primarily are making sure he gets enough reps this week to stay on the same page with Ryan while not doing anything that might lead to a setback physically. The defense is not something that can be counted on, but Atlanta's defense is even worse.

While the Falcons now have to cope with the loss of interior defensive lineman Adrian Clayborn (bicep, injured reserve) much the same way they overcame top cornerback Desmond Trufant's season-ending injury in November, Beasley is the biggest guy they lean on.

Nelson led Green Bay with 97 catches for 1,257 yards during the regular season.

And so far, it's worked.

Aaron Rodgers had a great game against the Cowboys. For what it's worth, the Packers were held scoreless in four series with Nelson in the wild-card playoffs, and they've scored on 12 of their 19 possessions since then. In overall defense, the Falcons are 25th in the National Football League, which can be a misleading number since they have a lot of impact plays and their scoring defense is not that bad.

After a convincing 34-16 victory over a frustratingly mediocre Houston Texans, the Patriots will face the complete opposite of the Texans as the dynamic Steelers offense comes into town. He also threw a career-high 38 touchdowns, six more than the high mark he set for himself in 2012. That has bolstered New England's position atop the Super Bowl 51 odds, where they sit as the +150 favourites. "Somewhere in the fourth quarter, they were pounding us pretty good and we couldn't stop them". I don't think either Green Bay or Pittsburgh should be as big of an underdog as they are.

What followed was a good old-fashioned shootout, with it appearing that the last team to have the ball would win.


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