Two of the most disappointing teams in the NFL will meet up for a week 14 game that has little to no meaning. The Atlanta Falcons will travel to face the Green Bay Packers at Lambeau Field in what was seen as a potential playoff preview before the season. The Atlanta Falcons have lost four straight games to fall into last place in the NFC South. Atlanta brings a 4-8 record into this game against the Packers. Green Bay hasn’t been much better than Atlanta, losing three straight games to all but fall out of the playoff picture. The Packers come into this game with a 4-7-1 record.
Packers vs. Falcons Odds
The Green Bay Packers are a six-point favorite over the Atlanta Falcons in this game. The over/under for total points scored is set at 52.5 points for this game.
Spread: Packers -6
Packers vs. Falcons Head to Head
The Atlanta Falcons have won three straight games over the Green Bay Packers, with the two teams playing a season ago. Atlanta eliminated the Packers from the playoffs during the 2016 season with a blowout win in Atlanta. Green Bay holds a slim 17-16 lead in the all-time series.
Packers vs. Falcons Stats
The Green Bay Packers have averaged just 24 points per game on offense this season. Quarterback Aaron Rodgers has thrown for 3,271 yards this season but has completed just 61 percent of his passes. Wide receiver Davante Adams is having a monster season, racking up 1,022 receiving yards and ten touchdowns. Blake Martinez leads the defense with 96 total tackles, including four sacks this season.
Atlanta has been miserable on defense this season, allowing a whopping 27.9 points per game. Jack Crawford and Takkarist McKinley have combined for 11 sacks this season. Quarterback Matt Ryan has completed over 71 percent of his passes this season and thrown for 3,683 yards. Rookie wide receiver Calvin Ridley leads the team with eight receiving touchdowns.
Packers vs. Falcons News
The Green Bay Packers made the difficult decision to fire head coach Mike McCarthy after the loss to the Cardinals on Sunday. McCarthy posted a 125-77-2 record during his 13 seasons at the helm in Green Bay, including one Super Bowl title. Offensive coordinator Joe Philbin will take over the job on an interim basis for the remainder of the season.
Atlanta got a pair of key veterans back into the lineup for week 13, but the team still suffered a loss to the Baltimore Ravens. Kicker Matt Bryant and Pro Bowl linebacker Deion Jones both returned to the team after missing some time with various injuries.
Packers vs. Falcons Predictions
This will likely be a very high scoring game with two of the top quarterbacks in the NFL on the field. Neither team has played well this season, but both the Falcons and Packers still have terrific offenses. It will be interesting to see how the Packers look with a new coach leading them, but they can’t look any worse. Look for Green Bay to get a home victory over the Falcons in this game. Bet Green Bay -6.0 over the Falcons in week 14.