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ATLANTA VISITS GREEN BAY
Thu, 13 Jan 2011 10:35 AM EST

Although wide receiver Roddy White refused the idea of traveling to a frozen Wisconsin again for a possible playoff game, he hasn’t escaped the snow. Since the Atlanta Falcons won the home field advantage, the Green Bay Packers will make a trip to the Georgia Dome on Saturday for their second postseason game of the year. The game moved south a bit, but the arctic weather followed with Georgia being covered by seven inches of snow and ice after a storm this week. This game marks the first time the teams have met in the playoffs since a 27-7 routing of the Packers on their home field in 2003. It will be the first time they have met in Atlanta, who on top of having the home field advantage, has been on fire this season. Be sure to catch all the hard-hitting action on FOX Sports at 8:00PM ET. Vegas odds.

QB Aaron Rodgers and the Packers are hoping to build on their steady10-6 regular season record and last week’s win over the Philadelphia Eagles. The players that stood out in that game were Aaron Rodgers, who has 3,922 yards and 28 touchdowns this season, Tramon Williams, who intercepted a pass in the end zone with 33 seconds left on the clock to win the game against the Eagles, and James Starks, who set a franchise rookie playoff record with his 123 yards rushing in place of Ryan Grant last Sunday. Green Bay needs to win its next three road games to get to the Super Bowl, and has set a strong foundation to make that possible. The Packers are sure to be challenged by Michael Turner and a determined D, but they did limit Michael Vick and Philadelphia to 81 yards on the ground. Betting lines.

The Falcons are coming off a first round bye after finished the regular season 13-3. In the team’s first playoff game in exactly six years, QB Matt Ryan [career: 20-2 at home] is aiming for his first postseason victory. Ryan, who accomplished career-highs of 3,705 yards and 28 touchdowns this season, believes playing at home will really up their odds. He was quoted, “I think the dome has been a tough place for teams to come in and play this year. The atmosphere has been electric. I think specifically for us offensively.” He may just have a point, as Atlanta has become what many are calling the most promising team in the NFL this season.

The Falcons also have Michael Turner, who finished with the league’s third-highest rushing total of 1,371 yards. See if these kings of the NFC South keep the momentum going after Saturday at www.scoresandodds.com, where the best online betting information can be found. Sports scores.


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