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Packers face critical NFC road test at Atlanta Sunday

By Russ Owens - bio | email | Twitter | Facebook

GREEN BAY (WAOW)-  The Packers get to play in another dome this week against Atlanta, both teams coming in riding four game winning streaks and Atlanta also shares the best record in the league so Green Bay is well aware of the playoff implications on Sunday.

Says Quarterback Aaron Rodgers, "If you look at, if you take a step back and realize we have six games left and these guys are a game ahead of us and the teams right behind them. You really don't wanna fall two games behind them if you start thinking about home field advantage in the playoffs."

Says Defensive End Cullen Jenkins, "A win here would be huge for us, it would guarantee we would be at least tied with everyone else in the conference."

Says Wide Receiver Greg Jennings, "You know they're playing well, they always play well at home. We have to go down there to their environment and play better than what they play."

Says Nose Tackle BJ Raji, "To play a quality opponent like this in their stadium is gonna give us a taste of the playoffs."

Green Bay's 'D' should have its hands full too facing the leagues 6th best total offense led by QB Matt Ryan who is 18-1 at home as a starter. Add in one of the best receivers in football in Roddy White who comes in first in the league in receptions and second in yards.

Says Head Coach Mike McCarthy, "I think he would definitely fall in the category of a complete receiver, he has the size, the strength, the speed, he plays with a physical presence."

Says Linebacker Desmond Bishop, "I think it's gonna be a big measuring stick to see where we're at, and how much further we can go."

Another note on that Green Bay defense, over the past three games, the unit has allowed just 10 points. That's the fewest allowed over that span by the team since 1974.

Online Reporter- Russ Owens

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