Packers DBs ready for rematch with Falcons

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The Packers came to town seeking revenge for their blistering defeat by the Falcons in the NFC championship game.

Vic Beasley Jr. left the game for the Falcons with a hamstring injury and Ricardo Allen left the game for the Falcons with a calf of ankle injury.

A couple of controversial calls - and non-calls on pick plays - infuriated Packers coach Mike McCarthy, who drew an unsportsmanlike conduct penalty for arguing with referee Walt Anderson about what he thought was an illegal block by Falcons tight end Austin Hooper on Ryan's 3-yard touchdown pass to Tevin Coleman in the second quarter. "What a great way to have him back with that type of performance". "They're a different team this year, we're a different team", McCarthy said. "Their personalities are such they really thrived and enjoyed the opportunity". He did however snare six catches for 75 yards and finished with two total touchdowns. "Everybody's just so competitive, everybody's just anxious to make that play".

PITTSBURGH - Ben Roethlisberger threw a pair of first-half touchdown passes, Le'Veon Bell ran for 87 yards and the Steelers kept Minnesota in check.

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"He can totally handle the in-the-box stuff", said Falcons head coach Dan Quinn. "Absolutely, but we got past that". We know have come with our "A" game every time. Jones hauled in two passes for 53 yards and the Falcons didn't get to third down until they were at the Green Bay 1.

Jones (five catches, 108 yards), who was held to just 66 yards on four catches last week against Chicago, was immediately involved and got things going offensively. Rodgers' top receivers Jordy Nelson (quad) and Randall Cobb (shoulder) left the game with injuries and will take the week to see if they are good to go next week. The Falcons need to put the Super Bowl behind them, and it seems like they did.

McCarthy, now in his 12th season, has a 115-62-1 record during his tenure. Plus, Green Bay's makeshift line had to face a defensive front that stayed fresh with constant substitutions. Luckily for the Pack, they got the benefit of enjoying home field advantage in that contest. "We are just coming together".

If you look around this locker room and look at all the names in here, it makes me feel better after a loss like this. "On the other side, you have Aaron Rodgers and he has a lot of weapons and spreads the ball around. So, those guys did a nice job and it was good work and on to the next one". He tore a pectoral muscle previous year and missed the second half of the regular season and the playoffs. And the questionable list includes starting offensive tackles David Bakhtiari and Bryan Bulaga, defensive tackles Mike Daniels (hip) and Montravius Adams (foot), and safety Kentrell Brice (knee) for Sunday. OLB Ahmad Brooks, signed on August 30, missed the game with a concussion he suffered in Green Bay's Week 1 win over Seattle. Considering how lopsided the scoreboard was at the end of the previous meeting between these two, sportsbook U.S. players can expect the betting lines to come out in favor of Matt Ryan and company. T Jason Spriggs missed the game with a hamstring injury.

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