Vanquish Vick: Michael Vick is basically a rookie quarterback. That's the good news. The Packers' defense has no idea what it's in for. That's the bad news. Vick is as athletic as he is raw. The strength of the Packers' defense may be the pass rush, with Vonnie Holliday, Joe Johnson and Kabeer Gbaja-Biamila all pushing from the edge. When they attack Vick, though, they better keep him in the pocket. If Vick escapes contain, the Packers have nobody fast enough to catch Vick, and the lefty has a rocket arm to make plays if he buys time.
Patience: If the Packers' defense is patient, the Falcons shouldn't be able to score enough points to win this game. The Cleveland Browns, in the third preseason game, exposed a few chinks in the Packers' defensive armor. Browns quarterback Tim Couch took advantage of the Packers' pass rush by completing several screen passes. That flaw should be rectified through coaching by now. If the Packers can contain Vick and speedy Warrick Dunn, Atlanta will be hard pressed to mount 80-yard TD drives.