Five things to watch, ros­ters, depth charts, sta­tis­tics and views of the game.

Milwaukee Journal Sentinel - - SPORTS - Tom Sil­ver­stein

DANIELS DOM­I­NA­TION: The Pack­ers did a good job of iso­lat­ing de­fen­sive tackle Mike Daniels in one-on-ones against Seat­tle, and they’re prob­a­bly go­ing to scheme to get him matched up with Fal­cons right guard Wes Schweitzer, who had a ton of trou­ble with Bears de­fen­sive tackle Akiem Hicks. Quar­ter­back Matt Ryan gets rid of the ball quickly, but Schweitzer still gave up a sack and a cou­ple pres­sures. Dou­bling Daniels would help, but on pass­ing downs de­fen­sive co­or­di­na­tor Dom Capers can oc­cupy the cen­ter and tackle and get Daniels a one-on-one. Capers needs him to dom­i­nate again. BUMP IN THE ROAD: Every­one on the Pack­ers' de­fense can ex­pect to have to cover or tackle re­ceiver Julio Jones at some point. That’s how creative the Fal­cons are in mov­ing him around the field and how much at­ten­tion he’ll draw. At 6 foot 3, 220 pounds, Jones is very hard to re-di­rect with bump cov­er­age, but the Pack­ers are go­ing to try. The in­side lineback­ers will try to chuck him on cross­ing routes and the corner­backs will try to slow him down at the line of scrim­mage. “That’s what we want to do,” corner­backs coach Joe Whitt said. “Are we go­ing to get our hands on every time we’re in press? No­body does. But we want to do it as much as pos­si­ble, get our hands on peo­ple when we’re press­ing." SITE LINES: For the sec­ond straight year, the Pack­ers will be the op­po­nent for a team chris­ten­ing its new sta­dium. The Fal­cons al­ready have played in Mercedes-Benz Sta­dium, but the Pack­ers will have to come out early and test the turf, find out where the play clock is and get used to the en­vi­ron­ment. One big ad­just­ment is for the re­ceivers to judge how the lights might af­fect their vi­sion. “I don’t know if the roof will be open, so that’ll be in­ter­est­ing be­cause the back­ground will just be dif­fer­ent when you see the ball,” Jordy Nel­son said. DIAL HIM UP: The game prob­a­bly will mark the de­but of de­fen­sive line­man Quin­ton Dial, who was signed shortly af­ter be­ing let go by the San Fran­cisco 49ers in the cut to 53. Dial will be re­plac­ing Ricky Jean Fran­cois, who was re­leased Tues­day af­ter play­ing six snaps in the opener, as the util­ity guy. He played in a 3-4 most of his ca­reer, but he prob­a­bly will play a spe­cial­ized role against the Fal­cons. “He has played all the po­si­tions that we’ve played, that we play along the front,” de­fen­sive line coach Mike Tr­go­vac said. “It’s just, I want to make sure we don’t overload him on play­ing all the po­si­tions right now.” BEAR DOWN: Rather than flood their sec­ondary with de­fen­sive backs and try to win cov­er­ing all of At­lanta’s tal­ented re­ceivers, Chicago tried to win last week with force. Of­ten they lined up in their base 3-4 when At­lanta had three re­ceivers in the game, and it seemed like they al­ways had at least five play­ers at­tack­ing the line. The Pack­ers have the abil­ity to do the same thing.

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