By Week 12 one or two teams in each conference have usually distanced themselves from the pack. Not so this season, which makes matchups like the one between 7--3 Green Bay and 8--2 Atlanta so significant. The young quarterbacks who'll face off in the Georgia Dome—the Packers' Aaron Rodgers, 26, and the Falcons' Matt Ryan, 25—are both on fire, with a combined 12 touchdowns and no interceptions over their last two games. But in the end the all-around play of the Pack will be decisive. The NFL's best cornerback tandem (Tramon Williams and Charles Woodson) will get physical with one of the most targeted receivers in the league (Atlanta's Roddy White) ... and Green Bay will ensure that the NFC has no team with fewer than three losses.
This is an article from the Nov. 29, 2010 issue
Packers 23, Falcons 16