Channel 2 WSB-TV will air NFL “Monday Night Football” Monday when the Atlanta Falcons travel to take on the Green Bay Packers at Lambeau Field.
Channel 2 Sports Director Zach Klein will bring you the pre-game excitement LIVE from Green Bay in a must-win game for Dan Quinn and the Falcons.
Watch Matt Ryan and the Falcons take on Aaron Rodgers and the Green Bay Packers tonight on Channel 2!
WHAT: Falcons vs. Packers on Channel 2 WSB-TV
WHO: Zach Klein, Alison Mastrangelo
WHEN: Oct. 5 (7:30 p.m. pregame and 8:50 p.m. kickoff)
WHERE: Channel 2 WSB-TV
KEYS TO THE GAME
Fourth quarter defense: In the last three games, the Falcons have given up 47 points in the fourth quarter and lost late in the game. Mastrangelo asked Falcons defensive coordinator Raheem Morris why he believes his defense is having a difficult time holding onto the lead.
“It’s a mental warfare that has to go on between your coaching staff, between your players, between everybody,” he said. “It’s outlasting your opponent and playing that fifth quarter that Coach Quinn talks about, playing through the finish line. If I told you it’s fatigue or something that I knew, that would be an excuse and we’re going to refuse to do that. We got to finish.”
Overcoming injuries: The Falcons will be without four starters Monday night. Safeties Ricardo Allen and Keanu Neal, defensive end Tak McKinnley and kicker Younghoe Koo have been ruled out.
Receivers Calvin Ridley and Julio Jones will be available to play tonight. Jones did not play against the Bears last week because of a sore hamstring. Defensive end Grady Jarrett is also listed as active.
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