Where and When: Packers @ Falcons, Sunday night at 7:20. For the second time this season the soothing voice and colored hair of Al Michaels will call the action while Cris Collinsworth provides the best analysis in the business that still somehow annoys a lot of people.

All-Time Series: Packers lead 14-13 including postseason. These franchises will always be linked thanks to Atlanta’s decision to trade their fat and drunk third string quarterback for what at the time I can only assume was a hefty sum of a first round pick in 1992. This will be the third meeting at the Georgia Dome in the last 10 months with the teams splitting the earlier games, the first involving that horrible kick coverage that led to a Matty Ice “GW drive” that went all of 15 yards and the second of course being the scorched Earth Divisional Playoff game.

Head Coach: Mike Smith who I guess is good, otherwise he’s about as uninteresting as his generic name. The only thing I associate him with is acting like a fool far to often on the sidelines. That being said he still holds a 2-1 record against Green Bay, this injustice can not stand.

2011 Version: The Falcons regressing this season was so predictable that while Nostradamus predicted it ages ago none of the 17 monthly shows about him on the History Channel felt this was interesting enough to include since it was considered “a no-brainer”. Last year’s team rode a strong running game, efficient passing and mediocre defense to finish a surprising 13-3 but the NFL is a cruel business and you don’t after catch lighting in a bottle consecutive years without having real talent. The Falcons currently sit 2-2 having been blown out by the Bears (I mean, come on) and losing at Tampa in a game that wasn’t as close as the final score. Their two wins came courtesy of Mike Vick getting hurt and last week they had to withstand a furious comeback by Tavarais Jackson, TAVARIS JACKSON people! The defense doesn’t appear to be any better than last season if it’s not outright worse but the bigger disappointment is that their offensive line now ranks among the league’s worst, Matt Ryan is running for his life most weeks and taking quite the beating.

Prediction: I still think this game is a potential slip-up for the Packers but so long as they don’t turn the ball over they will score, deliver a 31-21 win and leave Matty Ice doing this again:

Matt Ryan feels rushed both in the pocket and on the bowl