They blitzed to that side and normally that makes it tough to throw to that side with blitzers in Ryan's face, but it didn't do any good. No one even got their hands up.
Falcons have outgained the Packers, 320 to 127.
That's it, the half is over. 30 minutes left in the Packers' season it appears. I don't know what McCarthy can do to turn this around. If they had scored 10 points, they would have a chance. The missed field goal and fumble in the red zone are killers. At least at the point, you're still in it.
But I can't see how you can overcome 24 points in 30 minutes. We'll see.
Here comes Michael Cohen.
I agree with this statement. He played tremendous football in the second half of the year and made this run possible.
Your sentiment is echoed by many in this chat.
Well said. Packers had a chance for one when Jake Ryan missed the fumble recovery. Would have been a big field position flip.
Packers have rolled with their big three: Nelson, Adams, Cobb. All that variation we saw during the season was gone. McCarthy stuck to his roots.
The Falcons scored 24 points in 30 minutes. There are 30 minutes remaining. In theory, that's enough time for 24 points by the Packers.
It was a sarcastic comment, man.
First, I'm stunned Jordy remained on the field for the whole half. Second, I can't believe he's been effective with those ribs. I'm impressed, honestly. That must hurt so badly.
I tend to agree here. I don't see how this secondary stops Matt Ryan. Only chance is tons of pressure on the QB.
While Nelson has been effective, Adams has been nonexistent. Second year in a row, it seems, where he can't play through injuries. The high ankle sprain last year made him ineffective as well.
I think the offense in general. Why not mix in some other receivers just for a snap or two to see if they can give you a boost?
Rodgers took a couple really big hits. The same DB blitzes that triggered all those sacks last week have been problems again. Poole off the edge with two big shots.
Well, that just puts your corners in 1 on 1 situations. Not sure that will work either. It's a catch-22 for Capers with this patchwork secondary.
This is what we've come to. Janis the big play guy in the playoffs.
Earlier this week I saw a tweet from Gil Brandt, longtime front office exec for the Cowboys. He wondered if the Packers could muster enough emotionally after last week's thriller. An interesting comment in hindsight....
First series will be really fascinating to watch. I'm also curious to see if the Falcons tighten up. They haven't been in these big games very often. If the Packers score a touchdown or two, they might get nervy.