1. Tramon Williams vs. Julio Jones – With Sam Shields' status in question, the burden of covering the Falcons’ top receiver could fall on Williams.

2. Eddie Lacy vs. Steven Jackson – These two big backs represent each team’s quest for establishing balance on offense. Lacy is the younger version of Jackson.

3. Aaron Rodgers vs. Matt Ryan – It would seem the Falcons’ hope of winning this game rests with Ryan and the league’s No. 6 pass offense. Ryan must play up to Rodgers’ level.

4. Clay Matthews vs. Jake Matthews – Cousins will square off at attacking and protecting Ryan’s blind side. This matchup has flavor.

5. Jarrett Bush vs. Devin Hester – They are long-time foes from Hester’s days in Chicago, and they’ll meet again on Monday. Bush is the quintessential special teams gunner. Hester is arguably the best return man in NFL history.