Five things to know about the Falcons on Wednesday 


Here are five things to know about the Falcons on Wednesday:

1. Practice. The Falcons had “Victory Monday” and Tuesday was their normal off day. They return to practice today.

2. Return of the Packers. The Packers opened the season with a 17-9 win over Seattle. Here’s a quick look at the Packers.

3. Top 10 plays. Here are JuliaKate Culpepper’s top 10 plays from Week One in the NFL.

4. Mack Attack. Falcons center Alex Mack earned the highest overall game grade (86.7) among centers to play before the Sunday night game. He allowed just one  quarterback hurry in 33 pass blocking snaps, and finished third among centers in run blocking grade (89.1), according to profootballfocus.com.

5. Campbell has fine game. Linebacker De'Vondre Campbell had a great overall game, racking up the run stops (a stop constitutes a "win" for the defense) and allowing just one catch for no yards on two targets into his coverage. His 86.7 game grade ranked third among linebackers to play before the Sunday night game and was the second highest of his career, according to profootballfocus.com.


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