Falcons ready themselves for Pack

Published Nov. 26, 2010 2:51 p.m. ET

By John Manasso
November 26, 2010

When the Green Bay Packers visit the Atlanta Falcons on Sunday in a game that has big implications in the race for home field advantage throughout the NFC playoffs, in many ways it will be a case of the irresistible force against the immovable object.

The Falcons are 18-3 at the George Dome during the Mike Smith era, including 5-0 this season. Yet the Falcons have shown themselves susceptible to teams that rush the passer well, especially teams that employ complex blitzing schemes.

To give two examples, the Falcons are 0-2 against the Philadelphia Eagles over the last two seasons