Packers defensive back Micah Hyde said before Octobers 33-32 loss in Atlanta, youve got to prayfor a way to defend Jones.
While the Packers held Jones in check with three catches for 29 yards, it was Mohamed Sanu who torched them with nine receptions for 84 yards and a touchdown.
Because the Falcons have so much talent at the skill positions, offensive coordinator Kyle Shanahan does a great job of finding mismatches. Sanus 11-yard touchdown that was the game-winner against the Packers came as a result of such a mismatch.
The Falcons ran a crossing route with Jones and Sanu lined up in stacked twins on the left side. Sanu was the off receiver and ran under Jones, who released outside and took defensive backs Micah Hyde and LaDarius Gunter with him. That left Sanu manned up against Packers linebacker Jake Ryan, who had no chance of staying with the 6-2 receiver.
He’d be 25-9 all time in the postseason, with five rings and playoff records on top of playoff records. My guess is that few people outside of Massachusetts are looking forward to that prospect.
He would reach the winner’s circle for the first time and even his postseason record at 4-4. Don’t count him out.
All four quarterbacks are standouts, and as the rule of American football law mandates: When you have a great quarterback, you win.
Pat Imig doesn’t have any Super Bowl rings. You can reach him on Twitter @patrickimig or by email: [email protected]