Packers vs. Falcons: NFC Divisional Playoffs, ‘Dirty Birds’ and Other Theories

January 13, 2011   ·     ·   Jump to comments

Is this the NFL’s most electric and budding rivalry? Atlanta appears to be a playoffs mainstay and the Pack is back.  Stay tuned to this column and I’ll tell you where their rivalry ranks.
The next competition between the freshly up-and-coming franchises will be a barn burner on the gridiron in the “Dirty South.”  Fans across the nation will be firing up their tailgate griddles. 
To battle the No. 1 seed in the NFC, the Green Bay Packers will appear on the grid at the Georgia Dome on Saturday night at 8 p.m. ET on FOX.  The Atlanta Falcons will be waiting.  The Packers are the No. 6 (lowest) seed in the NFC Conference and will audition for another upset role.  
The Georgia Dome will be rolling with raucousness.  Optimism over the possibilities of the franchise’s first Super Bowl appearance since 1999 is at an all-time high.  Both teams the Falcons lost to in the NFC regular sea...

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