By Nick Freimuth
The Green Bay Packers will be the first team to contend with the noise at the new Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta for the grand opening of the new stadium Sunday. A 7:30 PM kickoff between a pair of undefeated teams in the NFC will garner lots of national attention.
It is the second straight year that Green Bay plays at a new stadium in Week 2. Last season the Packers traveled to Minnesota to help open U.S. Bank Stadium in a great game against the Vikings.
It is the third consecutive time Green Bay has faced the team it played in the NFC Championship the next regular season (Chicago and Seattle). It is the fourth time Green Bay has played at the Falcons in back-to-back regular seasons (1982-83, 1991-92, 2010-11). The Packers have won three of the last four regular-season meetings against Atlanta but lost to them in the post season last January.