2011 NFL Playoff Picks: Top 5 Reasons the Packers Beat the Falcons

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2011 NFL Playoff Picks: Top 5 Reasons the Packers Beat the Falcons
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This NFC divisional matchup features two of the NFL's emerging stars at the quarterback position in Aaron Rodgers and Matt Ryan. They each have two very distinct playing styles but are very capable of leading their teams to victory. 

The edge goes to Green Bay for a number of reasons. The most important being their cohesiveness as a unit. The Packers have been decimated by injuries this year and every single time there has been another player waiting in the wings to make significant contributions to the team.

The playoffs are all about sacrifice and finding the teams looking to lay it all on the line for each other. A ton of credit goes to Mike McCarthy and Ted Thompson for their leadership but the fate of this Packer team now rests in the hand of its players. 

The Falcons, keeping true to their slogan for the 2010-11 campaign may just "rise up" but for now my money is on the Green Bay Packers. 

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