Falcons Packers

Atlanta Falcons (4-8) take on the Green Bay Packers (4-7-1) on December 09, 2018, 1:00 PM ET at the Lambeau Field.

ODDS: GB -4.0 o/u 50.5
OPEN: GB -4.5 o/u 52.5

Sunny with 5% cloud cover and a 1% chance for rain. It will be 25° with 77% humidity and winds at 10 mph WSW. The Lambeau Field has an open roof so weather should be considered.

Atlanta is ranked #14 in offense and #29 in defense while Green Bay is ranked #16 offensively and #17 defensively.

Atlanta Stats
Passing Yards 293.8 4th
Rushing Yards 81.2 32nd
Points For 24.3 14th
Points Against 28.2 29th
Green Bay Stats
Passing Yards 266.2 10th
Rushing Yards 108.2 19th
Points For 24.2 15th
Points Against 23.6 17th

Betting Trends:

  • Falcons are 4-8 (3-9 ATS) this season
  • Atlanta o/u is 5-5 the last 10 games
  • Atlanta is 1-5 ATS in its last 6 games
  • Atlanta is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games
  • Packers are 4-7-1 (4-7-1 ATS) this season
  • Green Bay o/u is 4-6 the last 10 games
  • Green Bay is 1-3-1 ATS in its last 5 games
  • Green Bay is 1-5 SU in its last 6 games

Prediction: Falcons 18 - Packers 29.
Betting Pick: Green Bay Packers -4 and UNDER 50.5.

Computer Prediction - Sportsjaw Scorecaster is a free prediction tool using fundamental NFL handicapping metrics: offensive and defensive stats, score differentials, yards per attempt, rushing yards, NFL power rankings, rushing/passing yards, and points allowed.

  • Bettor Insights

  • Yesterday at 8:55am

    Won 60% of the Last 10 Picks.

    Going to be 25 degrees at kick off. I always shade the unders in these cold conditions.

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  • Yesterday at 8:48am

    Won 60% of the Last 10 Picks.

    It isnt uncommon to see a team that loses its head coach come out and play better the following couple of games, but the Packers have been so inconsistent this season that its hard to imagine that happening. Even though the Falcons have also been underachieving, the sheer amount of weapons on their offense should be more than the Packers can handle, and theyll drop another close one at home. Neither offense is as explosive as they once were. The Packers were just embarrassed last week at home by the Arizona Cardinals and got their coach fired. I dont think that changes the fact this team isnt very good and seems ready for the season to be over. The Falcons come out in another tight one as the Packers again fall short.

    My Pick: Atlanta +4

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  • Today at 12:18am

    The Falcoholic: Falcons-Packers post-game injury report: Bryant plays through back injury, misses first FG of the year


    The Falcons lost a completely meaningless game today. That said, it was truly painful to watch. One wonders what direction, if any, this team has right now. It's hard to know where things go from here, but hey, look at the bright side: the Falcons first round draft pick stock is skyrocketing. In any case, there were injuries today, so let's break 'em down.

    Matt Bryant's back was bothering him coming into the game today. It was obviously affecting him during pre-game warmups but Dan Quinn let him try to kick a 53 yard field goal, which came up woefully short.

  • Yesterday at 5:39pm

    Cheesehead TV: Packers Top Falcons 34-20 for 5th Win of the Season


    The Green Bay Packers (5-7-1, 1-2-1 NFC North) finally found some rhythm in Week 14 and picked up a much needed 34-20 win over the Atlanta Falcons (4-9, 2-2 NFC South) Sunday at Lambeau Field.

    For the first time in his NFL career, Aaron Rodgers took the field without Mike McCarthy at the helm. The transition however, did not seem to phase him, as he went 21 for 32 for 196 yards and 2 touchdowns, according to ESPN statistics. With a 24-yard touchdown pass to Randall Cobb in the third quarter, Rodgers snapped Tom Brady's record of 359 consecutive pass attempts without an interception over the 2010-2011 seasons.

  • Yesterday at 5:29pm

    The Falcoholic: The Falcoholic Live's Falcons @ Packers Postgame Special

    Well, Falcons fans, you just witnessed the atrocity that was the Falcons' Week 14 loss to the Packers. Again, we saw a lack of both execution and effort. The offense looked helpless at times--though the blocking was somehow better with Zane Beadles and Ty Sambrailo--and the defense was a total embarrassment. Let's talk about all that, the quest for a top-5 draft pick, and the temperature of Dan Quinn's seat during today's show.

    As always, we'll also be taking your questions throughout the show. If you'd like to ask a question, there are two ways to do so:

    Ask your question in advance by tweeting it to the show @FalcoholicLive .
  • Yesterday at 1:31pm

    Acme Packing Company: Packers vs. Falcons, Week 14 2018: First half game updates & discussion


    Today, the 4-7-1 Green Bay Packers host the 4-8 Atlanta Falcons in a rematch of the 2016 NFC Championship Game. Both teams are massively underachieving, as teams with Aaron Rodgers and Matt Ryan at quarterback should be performing far better than these two teams have this season.

    This game marks the first contest since the Packers fired head coach Mike McCarthy and promoted Joe Philbin to interim head coach. How will the Packers respond? Will the offense find a way to click better on third downs with Philbin calling the plays?

  • Yesterday at 10:50am

    Acme Packing Company: Falcons vs. Packers Q&A: Which team wins Sunday?


    In their first game in over 13 years without Mike McCarthy, the Green Bay Packers take the field against the Atlanta Falcons. Dave Choate of The Falcoholic was kind enough to answer some of our questions about the Falcons and provide some insight into their strengths and weaknesses.

    APC: Finally, it's prediction time. Which team wins on Sunday and why?

    The Packers just fired their head coach and should get a nice bounce off of that, and they're not playing out the string in quite the way this dispirited Falcons team is.

  • Yesterday at 10:45am

    The Falcoholic: Falcons vs. Packers: Where Atlanta stands heading into Week 14


    The Atlanta Falcons went over the precipice. For weeks and weeks I clung to hope that they'd turn this thing around in time to save the season, because the Falcons of the previous two seasons had done a marvelous job of rebounding from tough times. This season is over, though, and the Falcons are bad and listless again.

    So that's a general statement of where the Falcons stand heading into their matchup against the Green Bay Packers, but let's dive into the specifics.

    Roster moves

    The big move this week, if you can call it that, was Josh Harris going to injured reserve.

  • Yesterday at 9:25am

     Atlanta Falcons vs Green Bay Packers on 2018-12-09 added by Covers

    Consensus betting prediction from the Covers.com community:
    Green Bay Packers
    (52% consensus). The Green Bay Packers are cleaning house on the coaching staff with four weeks left in a disappointing season and will be under the direction of a new head coach when they host the Atlanta Falcons on Sunday. Offensive coordinator Joe Philbin will serve as interim coach after Mike McCarthy was fired following last week's loss to the Arizona Cardinals... http://bit.ly/2iJM9xB

  • Yesterday at 5:12am

    The Falcoholic: Matt Ryan offers frank assessment of the offense as the Falcons prepare for the Packers


    Falcons quarterback Matt Ryan is sick of spending time on the turf. He's been sacked 36 times this season. He's been hit a league-leading 92 times this season. That's not how Ryan prefers to live his life.

    As the Falcons get ready to face off against the Packers on Sunday, Ryan will naturally look back and wonder what could've been in 2018. Our own Jeanna Thomas was on hand for media availability on Wednesday, and Ryan didn't mince words about the state of the offense.

    "We've gotta execute as players better than we have up until this point.

  • Yesterday at 2:54am

    The Falcoholic: Falcons vs. Packers: One reason to worry, one reason to feel confident in frigid Green Bay


    A week ago, the Falcons held the Ravens to 159 passing yards, the third straight game where an opposing quarterback couldn't manage over 200. That triumph has come against some mediocre passing offenses, yes, but it has also come as Desmond Trufant has righted the ship, the Falcons have stabilized a bit in the secondary and at linbacker, and as the pass rush has occasionally done something. They've had no such luck against the run.

    Over their last four games, the Falcons have surrendered 207, 150, 132 and 211 rushing yards with a combined four touchdowns and an opposing yards per carry average well over five yards.

  • December 8 at 9:06pm

    Betting Prediction for Atlanta Falcons vs Green Bay Packers on December 09, 2018, 1:00 PM ET

     Atlanta Falcons vs Green Bay Packers on 2018-12-09 added by OddsShark

    Free Betting Prediction: Green Bay will WIN , Cover the Spread , and the Total will go Under .

    Atlanta's 131 total yards of offense against Baltimore's defense was the franchise's lowest output in nearly two decades. The loss dropped the Falcons to 4-8 overall and 3-9 against the spread. They've failed to cover in four straight games.As 13.5-point home favorites, Green Bay's offense looked lethargic against an Arizona squad it should have demolished. The Packers' 20-17 outright loss to the Cardinals dropped them to 4-7-1 straight up and against the spread and cost head coach Mike McCarthy his job. The UNDER has hit in five of the Pack's past six games. Original matchup: http://bit.ly/2EauoEv

  • December 8 at 8:32pm

    Cheesehead TV: Key Matchups: Packers vs. Falcons-The Inaugural Game of the Joe Philbin Era


    At 4-7-1, the Packers find themselves, as our friends on CHTV's railbird's podcast so eloquently put it, "mathematically alive but clinically dead". Going into Sunday's clash with their familiar NFC south foes from Atlanta, the Packers have found themselves focused on issues other than football.

    After Sunday Afternoon's debacle against the Cardinals, Packers President and CEO Mark Murphy and General Manager Brian Gutekunst decided to make a change at head coach and replace Mike McCarthy and name offensive coordinator Joe Philbin the teams interim head coach.

    Since the firing of McCarthy, the organization has been in a bit of an upheaval as the team tries to transition from Mike McCarthy, and move on with Joe Philbin.

  • December 8 at 3:39pm

    Acme Packing Company: Falcons vs. Packers Q&A: How to defeat Atlanta


    In their first game in over 13 years without Mike McCarthy, the Green Bay Packers take the field against the Atlanta Falcons. Dave Choate of The Falcoholic was kind enough to answer some of our questions about the Falcons and provide some insight into their strengths and weaknesses.

    APC: If you were game planning against the Falcons, how would you attack them on offense? On defense?

    On offense, you do what you want, more or less. With Deion Jones back they aren't quite as susceptible to whiffing on open field tackles, but they are not good enough to stop a consistent run game or a dynamic passing game.

  • December 8 at 3:35pm

    The Falcoholic: Falcons offense vs Packers defense: Can Matt Ryan succeed in the cold?


    The Falcons have won three straight games against the Packers, but all of those have been in the comfort of an indoor stadium. This Sunday, Matt Ryan and company will travel to Green Bay for the first time since 2014.

    Note: Assessments based on PFF ratings

    In the trenches

    What was once considered a strength for the Falcons has sadly become a detriment. Alex Mack is still playing well, but not up to his normally very high standards. Jake Matthews has arguably been the best lineman this year and is a top-10 tackle in the league.

  • December 8 at 12:03pm

    Acme Packing Company: Falcons vs. Packers Q&A: A look at Dan Quinn's future


    In their first game in over 13 years without Mike McCarthy, the Green Bay Packers take the field against the Atlanta Falcons. Dave Choate of The Falcoholic was kind enough to answer some of our questions about the Falcons and provide some insight into their strengths and weaknesses.

    APC: With the Falcons nearly two years removed from their last Super Bowl appearance and a playoff berth highly unlikely in 2018, how do you evaluate Dan Quinn's performance? Does he have to worry about his job security, or will the team retain him for next season regardless of how the next four weeks unfold?

  • December 7 at 10:01pm

    Acme Packing Company: Falcons vs. Packers Q&A: Atlanta offense struggling to score despite Matt Ryan


    In their first game in over 13 years without Mike McCarthy, the Green Bay Packers take the field against the Atlanta Falcons. Dave Choate of The Falcoholic was kind enough to answer some of our questions about the Falcons and provide some insight into their strengths and weaknesses.

    APC: Statistically, Matt Ryan has put together one of his finest season, putting himself on pace to match or break his best career marks in completion percentage and interceptions. However, it seems odd that Ryan's performance hasn't resulted in more points or offensive efficiency.

  • December 7 at 3:17pm

    The Falcoholic: Falcons vs. Packers: How the game will be won or lost


    Between 2016 and 2017, the Falcons and Packers faced each other three times. All three games were either nationally televised or had major implications. The Falcons managed to come out on top in each game, which includes their monumental win in the NFC Championship giving the Georgia Dome a proper send off. Matt Ryan was terrific in each game, throwing all over Green Bay's secondary each time out. There were also multiple impressive defensive showings that validated the notion of Dan Quinn knowing how to limit Aaron Rodgers.

    That's about the only positive for the embattled head coach at the moment.

  • December 7 at 3:47am

    Acme Packing Company: Packers vs. Falcons, Week 14 2018: Game time, TV broadcast map, odds, & more


    The Green Bay Packers take their first steps in the post-Mike McCarthy era this week, and they set up for a winnable game at home against another struggling team this Sunday afternoon.

    The Atlanta Falcons come into town mired in a slump, losing each of their last four games to fall to 4-8. That streak came after winning three in a row to reach .500, which followed a three-game losing streak early in the year. Clearly, it has been a season of tough challenges for the Falcons, who had won double-digit games each of the past two seasons.

  • December 6 at 8:02pm

    Cheesehead TV: Packers/Falcons an Oddly Meaningless Matchup Given Rivalry's Recent HIstory


    Most meetings between the Green Bay Packers and Atlanta Falcons over the last eight years or so have had some sort of significance--two contenders jockeying for playoff position, a whole lot of scoring and many intense battles.

    But this time, it's different. The Falcons enter 4-8, the Packers 4-7-1, and both teams are in the unfamiliar position of being out of it with a month left of regular season to go.

    A successful stretch

    In the wake of the firing of Packers head coach Mike McCarthy, much has been made of Green Bay's uninterrupted streak of success through most of his coaching tenure.

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