Week 14 of the NFL regular season draws to a close tonight with the Monday Night Game from Lambeau Field, as the Atlanta Falcons pay a visit to the Green Bay Packers.
The 9-3 Packers will be looking to keep pace in the NFC North with the 9-4 Detroit Lions, and are coming off a four-game winning streak (and eight of the last nine) which includes 50-point burgers laid on the Philadelphia Eagles and our Chicago Bears. Their most impressive effort, though, might have been the 26-21 victory over the New England Patriots just last weekend.
The Falcons are coming into tonight's game with a 5-7 record that actually places them first in the division of suck that is the NFC South, just ahead of the 5-8 New Orleans Saints and the 4-8-1 Carolina Panthers. They've won three of their last four games, including last week's 29-18 home matchup with the Arizona Cardinals, but face a massive challenge facing Aaron Rodgers et al. Then again, who apart from the denizens of the Black Hole would have given the Oakland Raiders a chance against the San Francisco 49ers yesterday?
This is your Monday Night Football open thread. Have fun, and Schweick it like it's hot.