BBAO: Heading soon to the Georgia Dome

We're Black and Blue All Over:

ATLANTA -- Greetings from the first stop on our excellent playoff weekend adventure. For those interested, I'm keeping a log of highlights from the trip -- which will take me from NFC North blog headquarters to Atlanta to Chicago and then back to HQ in about 60 hours or so -- and will post in the next week.

But this weekend is about the Green Bay Packers and Chicago Bears, and I'll be joining some colleagues down at the Georgia Dome in a few hours to start it all off. ESPN's Ed Werder reported the Atlanta Falcons are hoping the noise level reaches 115 decibels, which is just below that of a jet engine.

Until then, let's take a special Saturday morning trip around the division, starting with some coaching news related to the Minnesota Vikings: