The Packers are feelin’ pretty confident off their Patriots win last week, and I’m pretty sure with the home advantage we’re going to see another GB victory.
Green Bay (9-4) wants to win this one. Badly.
Their race against the Lions for top spot in NFC North depends on it, but they’re going to have to watch Atlanta’s pass rush game to make sure that happens.
Then again with Aaron Rodgers playing, the man with only 3 turnovers all season long, that doesn’t seem like a big challenge.
On the other side of the field, this contest is another chance for Atlanta to improve its 5-7 record, which isn’t really an accurate representation of their skills in my opinion. (Come on Falcons, you know you’re better than that.)
As much as their defense has been improving lately, it’s going to be on the offensive line to rack up those much needed points after turnovers.
No team likes to see a Packers matchup in their last 4 season games, but at Lambeau? Be afraid Falcons, be very afraid. Especially since Aaron Rodgers hasn’t thrown an interception at home in practically two years.
The books seem to be thinking along the same lines. They’ve made GB the favourite by -13, with 76% of bettors agreeing.
While losing this game wouldn’t help the Falcons in their attempt to stay on top of NFC South by any means, it still wouldn’t be as detrimental as a loss for Green Bay.
Who knows, maybe Matt Ryan and his favourite wide receiver Julio Jones will be able to top the offensive skill of MVP candidate Rodgers, but my fingers aren’t crossed.
Any game with the Packers is going to get a high total, but even at 55, 58% of bettors are still taking the OVER.
If they’re right, this is going to be one hell of an offensive game – for Green Bay, anyway.
Take the OVER