Packers brace for a tough task against Julio Jones and the Falcons


Photo courtesy of Paul Kehrer

Patrick Lee (22) and the Packers secondary against the Falcons in a 2008 regular season game. The Packers play the Falcons at 3:25 p.m. Sunday at the Georgia Dome in Atlanta.

Kyle Hoffenbecker, Contributor

The offensive struggles have been the biggest story for the Packers so far this season. Those talks have since died down with the amazing offensive performance last Thursday, albeit against a subpar Chicago Bears team. However, the defense for the Packers will be the focus this week as they are facing the NFL’s number 1 offense in the league, the Atlanta Falcons.

With the Packers top 2 cornerbacks Sam Shields and Damarious Randall out for a few more weeks, and the 3rd string cornerback, Quinten Rollins, doubtful Sunday, the Falcons expect a huge day for their superstar wide receiver, Julio Jones.

In an interview on, the likely starting cornerback for the Packers this Sunday, Demetri Goodson, said, “I am ready to make an impact.” In addition, he said, “Even with the injuries, we still have the personnel to get our job done.”

Aaron Rodgers acknowledged the depleted secondary in another interview on, “The offense needs to continue to do its job. We need to focus on making the most of our opportunities in the red zone and score touchdowns.”

The Packers play the Falcons at 3:25 p.m. Sunday at the Georgia Dome in Atlanta.