Call Aaron Rodgers the prophet.
When the Atlanta Falcons and Green Bay Packers met back in Week 8 of the regular season, the Packers quarterback and Super Bowl XLV champ was asked during a conference call what it would take for Matt Ryan to reach the Super Bowl. Rodgers didn’t want to speak on Ryan’s behalf, but he did address the topic in general terms. wholesale jerseys
“It’s really about having a team that can be hot at the right time, and then have good fortune with health, and then win the close games.”
The first part of Rodgers’ statement was right on point. The Falcons and Packers meet in Sunday’s NFC Championship Game at the Georgia Dome both riding winning streaks. Rodgers and the Packers have won eight in a row, including two in the playoffs. Ryan, the MVP front-runner, wholesale football jerseys and the Falcons have won five in a row, including a 36-20 triumph against Seattle in the divisional round.
During the Falcons’ streak, Ryan has completed 115 of 157 passes for 1,469 yards with 14 touchdowns and no interceptions. During the Packers’ streak, Rodgers has completed 195 of 283 passes for 2,385 yards with 21 touchdowns and one interception.
“When you have a home-field advantage, like many of the top teams in the league do — and I think Atlanta is one of them — if you can get yourself a home playoff game, other than what happened in  when we were fortunate enough to go down there and be hot and beat [the Falcons], a lot of times that home-field advantage can play a big role in those divisional and championship games.”
Maybe the Falcons will ride the home-field advantage all the way to Houston for the Super Bowl.