Big game expected for Julio Jones against Packers on Sunday

Green Bay Packers' Mike Daniels causes Seattle Seahawks' Russell Wilson to fumble during the second half of an NFL football game Sunday Sept. 10 2017 in Green Bay Wis. The Packers recovered the ball

The Atlanta defense is led by third-year outside linebacker Vic Beasley, who had 15.5 sacks and six forced fumbles last year. "We're really going to have to hunker down and make something happen", Rubin said.

The Packers' defense will face a much bigger challenge against the Falcons' high-flying attack. He's also working to get up to speed on the game plan, as he spent limited time looking at his iPad playbook while sick.

KEYS TO THE GAME: The Falcons will be on alert for possible scrambles from Packers QB Aaron Rodgers when he extends plays and when he tries to take shots and cash in on free plays with his cadence.

The Packers have actually faced three reigning MVPs before in the McCarthy era, but they were all running backs.

Green Bay Packers tight end Martellus Bennett has been fined $9,115 by the National Football League following an unnecessary penalty he committed against Seattle Seahawks linebacker K.J. Wright during last Sunday's season opener. I saw him out of my peripheral, which isn't the best all the time. Some thought he had a future as a slot cornerback, which is why his release revealed a fundamental change in the Packers' approach on defense.

Defensive coordinator Kris Richard, though, was more direct in his criticism of the call on Thursday. Falcons coming out victorious the previous two times.

Head coach Mike McCarthy has stressed the importance of balance on offence this season and it showed in their win over Seattle last week.

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If Mike Daniels can go, his ability to get to Matt Ryan will be crucial all night long. Randall underwent groin surgery last October that cost him five games, and later battled through shoulder and foot injuries. The Packers - who finished 31st in passing defense a year ago - had to use undrafted LaDarius Gunter as their No. 1 cornerback, and Gunter was asked to shadow Pro Bowl wideout Julio Jones all day. Capers used the scheme on 42 of 49 plays against Seattle.

Quotable: "When I've got time to sit back there and kind of evaluate things, I've got all the confidence in the world that our guys outside are going to win", Bradford told ESPN.com after the win. "I would think, if you look at the skill set, you'd like to do that a bunch". Win this week and look good next week. After Atlanta's guard pairing of Wes Schweitzer and Andy LeVitre struggled last week, interior pressure will likely be Atlanta's big weakness. Both games in Atlanta last season ended with Rodgers leading the team in passing yards. and rushing yards. and touchdowns. and return yards.

(Was the offensive line taxed the most in the Seattle game?) "Well, they'll never admit it".

More important: Nelson is feeling A-OK entering Sunday night's game, which pits two of the NFL's best quarterbacks and most dynamic offenses against each other.

Daniels has already said he's playing, so no worries there. Matthews and Schraeder helped Ryan go pretty much untouched in the NFC Championship, but they're facing a pair of hot pass rushers.

If he can't go, Kyle Murphy will make his second straight and second career start at right tackle.

The Packers and Falcons have combined for an average of 70 points per game in their last three games against each other.

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