Packers claim Falcons play dirty

Posted Oct. 10, 2011 @ 12:21 p.m.
Posted By PFW staff

Following their 25-14 victory over the Falcons, several Packers players complained that Atlanta was playing unfairly in the form of unnecessary cheap shots. According to the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel, the Packers claimed members of the Falcons were hitting after the whistle and coming in low on blocks.

"It's unnecessary," DE Ryan Pickett said. "They call it playing physical. But it's after the whistle. It's not physical. We know it watching tape that you they like to hit after the whistle."

During the game, the Falcons were penalized five times for 44 yards; the Packers were penalized six times for 55 yards. Green Bay NT B.J. Raji said that while they weren't called by the refs, he and his teammates know that the Falcons play dirty.

"Great teams don't indulge in the kind of cheap stuff the Falcons do," Raji said. "We're the champions and we play that way. We walk away from the stuff they pull. These guys are coached to play after the whistle.

"I don't know what the deal is. I think it's a lack of talent on their part. We didn't worry about any of that. We came out and played our game."