The Falcons may have been suffering a bit of a hangover in their first regular season game since their heartbreaking Super Bowl loss.
Not that Rodgers has any influence over how well Ryan plays on Sunday night, but it's no secret the quarterback who plays better will go a long way in deciding the outcome.
Sunday Night Football brings us a rematch of last season's NFC Championship as the AtlantaFalcons welcome the Green BayPackers to their brand new home.
Among the NFL's 32 teams, the Green Bay Packers finished 22 in total defense and next-to-last in passing defense in the 2016 season.
Linebacker Ahmad Brooks is doubtful due to a concussion, and defensive tackles Montravius Adams (ankle) and Mike Daniels (hip) are questionable. Jason Spriggs, who has a hamstring injury, may not be able to play either.
The Packers' only practice in pads is Thursday, so Bulaga missed a key day of preparation.
AJ Green frustrated by lack of targets on final drive
O'Brien said he hopes he will be able to stick with whoever starts on Thursday - and it is expected to be Watson - going forward. It was a bad night for the Bengals, and after only two games Cincinnati is on the verge of kissing its season goodbye.
If he can't go, Kyle Murphy will make his second straight and second career start at right tackle.
Last week, in the 23-17 win over the Bears, Jones only had five targets and caught four passes for 66 yards.
Last season, Jones had three catches for 29 yards in the 33-32 win on October 30, 2016.
Secondly, Aaron Rodgers needs to be great. "We've just got to work through it".
A solid run game will help set up the shot plays. It appears that the Packers running game is on better footing this year with Ty Montgomery taking over the lead back role, and the Falcons struggled a bit with versatile backs Jordan Howard and Tarik Cohen a week ago. That can't happen again.
The Falcons struggled to get things going on the ground in Week One, making Devonta Freeman and Tevin Coleman even hungrier for the primetime matchup. So you've just got to continue watching, and maybe you'll figure out the secret ingredient to it. The Green Bay rushing attack would take a big hit as well. Dontari Poe is going to potentially cause havoc for the Packers' offensive line next to Grady Jarrett. Ryan is also coming off a season in which he threw for 4,944 yards and fired 38 touchdowns to just seven interceptions. Look for the Falcons to target their All-Pro wide receiver early and often on Sunday night. "The forced fumble reversed field position and led to the Packers' first score". That personnel group also has to hold up strong against the run as it did against the Seahawks. The Falcons will want to impress in their new digs. The defending NFC champions will now look to make it three wins in a row against the Packers in Atlanta, with the hope that some of that Georgia Dome magic can carry over to Mercedes-Benz Stadium. The Packers are no strangers to opening a visiting team's stadium - it lost 17-14 in the Vikings' first game at U.S. Bank Stadium last season. Have thoughts on how the Falcons and Packers are performing?
Authorities have urged residents in the state to evacuate, but like many , Chapman waited too long and now can't leave. Georgia Power spokeswoman Holly Crawford said Monday the areas with the most outages were Glynn and Chatham counties.
So, while this might not be one of the marque match ups of week one, it is most certainly one of the most intriguing. Wentz and his new weapons take a little time to jell and the secondary has some trouble with Cousins and Pryor.
When Nadal's uncle and coach, Toni, was asked to describe his nephew's year, this was the reply: "It's easy to describe it". As Del Potro exhausted from his early attacks, Nadal reinvigorated himself, showing the world why he is still number one .
To get Hopkins the ball, the coaches have to put him in position to make plays the way the Texans used to set up Andre Johnson. The Bengals will be without wide receiver Tyler Boyd , who was ruled out relatively close to game time with a tight hamstring.
Gronk does his thing and spikes the ball so hard it hits the ceiling of the Superdome. "That was never our goal to begin with". Kansas City almost sent Tom Brady in early retirement three years ago on a Monday night as it clobbered the Pats, 41-14.
The bout between Floyd Mayweather and Conor McGregor became the biggest ever financial gains for the fighters. You didn't get rattled; you made three game changes during the fight and that's what a true champion does.
In a blog post published on Friday (Sept. 8), he said resorts had been "decimated". "It's absolutely ridiculous and inhumane". He told the Associated Press that companies with better disaster insurance will be able to rebuild more quickly.
Jordan Matthews caught a attractive pass that was in between defenders to get the Bills in scoring position in the first half. It was a stretch play to the right, but McCoy found a seam up behind the nose tackle and up the middle of the field.
So in the mens's singles, you have 36-year-old Roger Federer and in the women' singles, it is 37-year-old Venus Williams . Kvitova battled back from a five-month absence after a knife-wielding home intruder injured her left hand last December.
The show auto is created to combine racetrack performance with "day-to-day" suitable Formula 1 hybrid technology and efficiency. AMG has quite a few racing drivers or former racers in its engineering ranks, but it knows not every customer is a race driver.
But it can last for only so long, and their first performance of the year widened any existing gulf between offense and defense. This would be the ultimate troll job after his career with the Green Bay Packers came to an abrupt end following last season .
How to watch Clemson vs. Louisville online
Will agrees with the line Vegas has for the Clemson/Louisville game even though he isn't a bettor. "We feel like it is a rival". Now that Watson has departed, his replacement Kelly Bryant is showing that he also has the skills to lead Clemson to the top.
Protesters march in St. Louis after officer's acquittal
After the verdict, protesters and activists gathered outside the courthouse and marched through the city's downtown for hours. KIMBERLY GARDNER: We can not let the naysayers and guardians the status quo let us miss this opportunity to seek real change.
Samsung plans to release foldable Galaxy Note next year
It has allowed the likes of Samsung incorporate display of 6.3 inches in the Galaxy Note 8 without adding weight or girth to it. Samsung had launched the Note 8 on Aug 23 and is slated to reach showrooms in the USA and United Kingdom on September 15.
Erdoğan urges Muslim countries to help Rohingya
Successive regimes have historically discriminated against them even though many have lived for generations in Rakhine state. India remains deeply concerned about the situation in Rakhine State in Myanmar and the outflow of refugees from that region.
Sloane Stephens wins US Open for first Grand Slam title
King won back to back titles in 1971 and 1972 and then another (her last) in 1974 before passing the torch to Chris Evert. It was the first all-American US Open women's semi-finals since 1981 and the first at any Slam since Wimbledon in 1985.
Stephen King's It: The reviews are in
I review films, and a film needed reviewing; you just gotta do what you gotta do sometimes, and I'm so glad I did. Bill Skarsgård was a left-field choice for the role, but it was absolutely the right choice.