BBAO: 'We're the better team,' says Raji

We're Black and Blue All Over:

As we discussed last week, Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers had taken note of what he called "borderline disrespectful" comments made by Atlanta Falcons players since last year's playoff victory at the Georgia Dome. Falcons receiver Roddy White was among the principal talkers, saying he thought the Falcons were "the better team" despite the Packers' 48-21 victory.

It appears Rodgers wasn't the only one who noticed. Defensive lineman B.J. Raji laid it hard on the Falcons after Sunday night's 25-14 Packers victory. Via Jason Wilde of ESPNMilwaukee.com, here's what Raji said:

"We have better players, we have better coaches, we're a better team. Usually better teams win games. We settled down and played our game, and we won. … It's definitely another dagger in their chests. They've been talking the whole offseason. They were talking before the game. We don't worry about that. We're the champions. We play like champions. We coach like champions. People who talk generally don't get to where they want to go. And obviously with this team, it's evident."

The Falcons did defeat the Packers last year in the regular season, a game that now seems a distant memory. I'm not usually a big believer in the proverbial war of words, but the Packers sure got the last laugh on this one.

Continuing around the NFC North: