Rising stars Aaron Rodgers and Matt R...

Rising stars Aaron Rodgers and Matt Ryan square off

There are 18 comments on the TwinCities.com story from Jan 2, 2011, titled Rising stars Aaron Rodgers and Matt Ryan square off. In it, TwinCities.com reports that:

They'll be trying like mad to knock each other's teams out of the playoffs Saturday night.

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Jackie

Babbitt, MN

#1 Jan 12, 2011
After watching both of them play this year Ryan is no match for Rodgers. Pack by 14 points going away. Now that they have maybe found a running back in a rookie, sorry I don't even know his name(#44) I'd be surprised if the Pack don't advance.
PB ARMY

De Pere, WI

#2 Jan 12, 2011
I agree. I see the Pack winning comfortably, unlike last week's nail-biter.

Green Bay has a slightly better offense than Atlanta, but the gap between their defenses is quite a bit larger. The Pack should roll... 31-17.

An NFL Fan

“Brevity is the soule of wit”

Since: May 09

USA

#3 Jan 12, 2011
Ryan is 20-2 in Atl as a starter. I'm a Packers fan, but the Falcons are apparently excellent at home.

ATL by 3.
PB ARMY

De Pere, WI

#4 Jan 13, 2011
The Falcons are excellent at home... but some of that has to do with their tech crew not relaying replays to the opposing team fast enough. That crap won't fly in the playoffs.
Jeremy

Mooreton, ND

#5 Jan 13, 2011
PB ARMY wrote:
The Falcons are excellent at home... but some of that has to do with their tech crew not relaying replays to the opposing team fast enough. That crap won't fly in the playoffs.
Like the 4th down conversion Gonzalez "caught" and GB didn't have time to throw the red flag on an obvious drop. That won't happen again. Atlanta better be prepared, because GB seems to be on a mission the past three weeks. The Giants, Bears and Eagles got a taste of this awesome D, and Matty Ice doesn't know what is gonna hit him come Sat.
eric

Arpin, WI

#6 Jan 13, 2011
It wont be that easy.ATL is a very good football team! Balanced on both sides of the ball.AR and the offense will have to put up some points here.ATL offense is better then CHI and i dont think GB will hold ATL to 3 pts like they did the Bears,but, the Packers should be able to put up more then 10 pts that CHI held them to.
the whole thing should be fun to watch
NY/NE---hear all that stuff NY is throwing at NE,2 teams,div,rival
Bal/Pit----same thing,div rival,two great defenses
Sea/Chi---Sea beat them before,so lets see if lightning strikes twice,but, Sea. already said they will kick to Hester,so that should help CHI if in fact they do.Strangely enough many can see almost every senario except Seattle blowing out CHI.
I really like Matt Ryan as a qb,he is fantastic,it should be fun at the very least!
FUNNY

Marshfield, WI

#7 Jan 14, 2011
Jeremy wrote:
<quoted text>Like the 4th down conversion Gonzalez "caught" and GB didn't have time to throw the red flag on an obvious drop. That won't happen again. Atlanta better be prepared, because GB seems to be on a mission the past three weeks. The Giants, Bears and Eagles got a taste of this awesome D, and Matty Ice doesn't know what is gonna hit him come Sat.
But the COACH had time to use a time out .Think he had all 3 for sure he had 2. And that has been done by other teams when it is that important time/part in the game. So blame whoever he could have got it right with a time out. And this was on espn2 there are NO rules to what and how fast things need to be put up on the mega screens. And in the booths the teams get the same network feed we do at home. So quit the whining. THE COACH BLEW IT!
Jeremy

Mooreton, ND

#8 Jan 14, 2011
FUNNY wrote:
<quoted text> But the COACH had time to use a time out .Think he had all 3 for sure he had 2. And that has been done by other teams when it is that important time/part in the game. So blame whoever he could have got it right with a time out. And this was on espn2 there are NO rules to what and how fast things need to be put up on the mega screens. And in the booths the teams get the same network feed we do at home. So quit the whining. THE COACH BLEW IT!
I know there aren't rules to it, thanks for the update though. GB could have still stopped them, not whining one bit over here. GB is in the playoffs, and are playing really good ball. Looking forward to the rematch. GO PACK GO!!!!
trolls

Hugo, MN

#9 Jan 14, 2011
Its nice to see the 5-10 reasonable Packer fans posting on here. It's just too bad there are hundreds more that jump on every Vikings/Favre story there is.
Laughing Bear Fan

Littleton, CO

#10 Jan 14, 2011
Jackie wrote:
After watching both of them play this year Ryan is no match for Rodgers. Pack by 14 points going away. Now that they have maybe found a running back in a rookie, sorry I don't even know his name(#44) I'd be surprised if the Pack don't advance.
Shouldn't you be ice fishing?
Laughing Bear Fan

Littleton, CO

#11 Jan 14, 2011
Jeremy wrote:
<quoted text>I know there aren't rules to it, thanks for the update though. GB could have still stopped them, not whining one bit over here. GB is in the playoffs, and are playing really good ball. Looking forward to the rematch. GO PACK GO!!!!
Blow Pack Blow. Fumble Pack Fumble. Int Pack Int. Whine PackRats Whine

“HHhhhoooowwwlll”

Since: Feb 08

Craigville

#12 Jan 14, 2011
GB is an emotional team, and McMuffin sets his players heads straight about always having a shot.
With that being said, Atlanta isn't unbeatable, but I'd give a close game to them.
I'm still not sold on Aaron when the chips are down, even with Aitkman giving him last weeks playoff nod.
When Aaron leads his team to a late game comeback in a playoff game, then his stock would really soar.

“HHhhhoooowwwlll”

Since: Feb 08

Craigville

#13 Jan 14, 2011
Laughing Bear Fan wrote:
<quoted text>Blow Pack Blow. Fumble Pack Fumble. Int Pack Int. Whine PackRats Whine
Even DaBears is embarrassed by you, I didn't think that was even possible.
eric

Arpin, WI

#14 Jan 14, 2011
You are right.If AR plays a great game and beats ATL,( i dont think it has to be a late quarter comeback though 40) THIS could be the point where folks look back and say this is where he turned the corner.
Brett Favre moment was when GB beat SF in the playoffs in 95 and that pushed GB legit. past SF and with Dallas as best team and that was the turning point IMO where folks pointed and said Favre will be a great qb.
Laughing Bear Fan

Littleton, CO

#15 Jan 14, 2011
40for60 wrote:
<quoted text>
Even DaBears is embarrassed by you, I didn't think that was even possible.
Youre just sweating bullets because you know the end is near and the pack will fail to get to another SB this year. You have to live with the memory of Elway beating you in the SB

An NFL Fan

“Brevity is the soule of wit”

Since: May 09

USA

#16 Jan 14, 2011
Laughing Bare Fan wrote:
<quoted text>Youre just sweating bullets because you know the end is near and the pack will fail to get to another SB this year. You have to live with the memory of Elway beating you in the SB
How long has it been? 25 years since the Bears won the big one? Now THAT is a distant memory, isn't it?
Jeremy

Mooreton, ND

#17 Jan 14, 2011
eric wrote:
You are right.If AR plays a great game and beats ATL,( i dont think it has to be a late quarter comeback though 40) THIS could be the point where folks look back and say this is where he turned the corner.
Brett Favre moment was when GB beat SF in the playoffs in 95 and that pushed GB legit. past SF and with Dallas as best team and that was the turning point IMO where folks pointed and said Favre will be a great qb.
Imo, AR has nothing to prove. He has played 2 playoff games, with around 700 yds, and 7 tds. Can't help the defense failed miserably at Arizona. Marino is considered a great QB, but the post season numbers were nothing to gloat at. I'm just glad he plays for the Pack, and us fans have many more years of watching him play. Although Peyton has Superbowl, overall he is 9-10 in the playoffs, but is considered the best at his position. AR has nothing to prove, if he just keeps playing at a high level, good things will follow. Trent Dilfer and Brad Johnson have rings, but would you take them over AR?
Jeremy

Mooreton, ND

#18 Jan 14, 2011
Laughing Bear Fan wrote:
<quoted text>Youre just sweating bullets because you know the end is near and the pack will fail to get to another SB this year. You have to live with the memory of Elway beating you in the SB
But, we have the memory of the Pack beating New England in the SB, so what's your point?

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