Falcons fans to raise the roof

MIKE ZEISBERGER, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 3:49 PM ET

ATLANTA - They want to blow the roof off the Georgia Dome on Saturday.

Not literally, mind you, given how sensitive the subject of stadium roofs are these days. After all, we all saw how a good dumping of snow collapsed the teflon bubble known as the Minneapolis Metrodome last month.

No one wants that.

At the same time, the Falcons want there to be so much noise in the house when they host the Green Bay Packers in a divisional playoff game on Saturday night, the ceiling will shake.

The Falcons are calling the endeavour “Project 115". Rookie linebacker Sean Witherspoon was actually wearing a Project 115 t-shirt around the team’s practice facility this past week.

Project 115 is a plan in which the leather-lunged fans inside the stadium will raise the decibel level past 115. Exceeding 115 has occurred just once in the past three years at the Georgia Dome — a 22-20 Falcons victory over the Chicago Bears in 2008 when the level peaked at 117.9 dB.

Attention, Aaron Rodgers: You’d better have your silent snap counts ready.


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