Atlanta Falcons’ defensive end Dwight Freeney (93) hits Green Bay quarterback Aaron Rodgers after he throws during the second half of the NFC Championship game Sunday, Jan. 22, 2017, in Atlanta. The Falcons’ ability to get pressure on the quarterback when rushing only four could be a crucial element in the Super Bowl.
Atlanta Falcons’ defensive end Dwight Freeney (93) hits Green Bay quarterback Aaron Rodgers after he throws during the second half of the NFC Championship game Sunday, Jan. 22, 2017, in Atlanta. The Falcons’ ability to get pressure on the quarterback when rushing only four could be a crucial element in the Super Bowl. David J. Phillip AP
Atlanta Falcons’ defensive end Dwight Freeney (93) hits Green Bay quarterback Aaron Rodgers after he throws during the second half of the NFC Championship game Sunday, Jan. 22, 2017, in Atlanta. The Falcons’ ability to get pressure on the quarterback when rushing only four could be a crucial element in the Super Bowl. David J. Phillip AP

David Carr: Don’t discount impact of Falcons’ defense in Super Bowl

January 25, 2017 12:56 PM