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Atlanta Falcons at Green Bay Packers
Sunday, October 5th, 2008
Noon CST, FOX
This is an open thread for the game.

Inactives from NFL.com:

Falcons inactives: QB D.J. Shockley (3rd), WR Laurent Robinson, CB David Irons, LB Tony Gilbert, C Alex Stepanovich, T Quinn Ojinnaka, TE Jason Rader, DT Jason Jefferson.

Analysis: OL Sam Baker is active, which is good news for the Falcons’ offensive line.

Packers inactives: QB Brian Brohm (3rd), SS Atari Bigby, RB Kregg Lumpkin, CB Al Harris, FB Korey Hall, S Aaron Rouse, DE Jason Hunter, T Breno Giacomini.

Analysis: QB Aaron Rodgers is active and will start against Atlanta. He’s a bit of a risk due to his shoulder, but Rodgers will still be active in countless fantasy leagues. CB Charles Woodson is also active, which is bad news for Falcons WR Roddy White. WR James Jones is active as well.

The biggest news is that QB Aaron Rodgers will start. I'm worried he'll aggrevate the injury or play poorly, but the offense would be dead without him. QB Matt Flynn isn't ready and the running game hasn't done anything this season. LB A.J. Hawk will play through his groin injury, and S Charlie Peprah will get his first start as a Packer (maybe his first NFL start). You might remember Peprah was last seen as he watched Dallas RB Felix Jones run by him for a TD.