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Packers vs. Falcons, Week 8 2016: First Half Game Updates & Discussion

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Join APC as we follow along with the first half of Green Bay-Atlanta.

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This afternoon, the Green Bay Packers are in Atlanta to take on the Falcons in a battle of NFC playoff contenders. Today's game will be broadcast nationally, so tune in to your local FOX affiliate and enjoy the game.

Unfortunately for the Packers, they will be without wide receiver Randall Cobb, who is sitting the game out with a hamstring injury. That will likely mean that there will be more snaps available for the Packers' other young receivers, including Ty Montgomery, Trevor Davis, and even the latest addition to the roster, Geronimo Allison.

On the defensive side of the football, the Packers will have to deal with a depleted group of cornerbacks once again. Damarious Randall and Quinten Rollins are out once again, which means that LaDarius Gunter and Demetri Goodson will once again be called upon to start. With Julio Jones lining up opposite those players, it could be a long day for the Packers' secondary if the pass rush does not get to Falcons quarterback Matt Ryan.

Here's your game thread for the first half, and Go Pack Go!

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