Ready for the Falcons

Published Jan. 13, 2011 5:03 p.m. EST

Posted January 13, 2011 6:08 p.m. CT


On the opening kickoff last Sunday in Philadelphia, the Packers Jarrett Bush flew downfield and stopped Eagles return man Gerard Lawson dead in his tracks with a pile-driving tackle at the 14-yard line. On the Eagles first play from scrimmage, Green Bay linebacker Desmond Bishop rushed into the backfield and sacked Michael Vick for a 9-yard loss.

On third and one, linebacker Erik Walden stopped Vick for no gain. In less than two minutes the Packers forced the Eagles into a three and out and sent a message. Game on. And the team with Green and Gold helmets was in control.

"I think it's important in big games to come out and set the tone early," Bishop said. "On the kickoff, we did a great job, we lit the guy up. We come out and get a sack, let