Falcons-Packers Capsule

ATLANTA (5-7) at GREEN BAY (9-3)

Monday, 8:30 p.m. ET, ESPN

OPENING LINE - Packers by 12 1/2

RECORD VS. SPREAD - Atlanta 6-6, Green Bay 6-5-1

SERIES RECORD - Packers lead 16-13.

LAST MEETING - Packers beat Falcons 22-21, Dec. 8, 2013

LAST WEEK - Falcons beat Cardinals 29-18; Packers beat Patriots 26-21

AP PRO32 RANKING - Falcons No. 22, Packers No. 1

FALCONS OFFENSE - OVERALL (9), RUSH (25), PASS (6)

FALCONS DEFENSE - OVERALL (32), RUSH (20), PASS (32)

PACKERS OFFENSE - OVERALL (7), RUSH (19), PASS (8)

PACKERS DEFENSE - OVERALL (25), RUSH (28), PASS (11)

STREAKS, STATS AND NOTES - Teams meeting on Monday night for first time since Atlanta's 28-21 win on Nov. 22, 1971. ... Falcons have won three of four to get into tie for NFC South lead with New Orleans. ... QB Matt Ryan has 67.5 completion percentage since arrival of offensive coordinator Dirk Koetter in 2012, third in NFL in span behind Peyton Manning and Philip Rivers. ... WR Julio Jones needs 30 yards to surpass his career-best receiving season, 1,198 in 2012. ... Ryan and Jones have connected on touchdowns of at least 20 yards in each of last two games. ... WR Roddy White first in league since 2005 with converting 198 third-down catches into first downs. ... Atlanta has 11 takeaways in last four games and ranks third in NFL with 24 this season. ... S Kemal Ishmael has interceptions in three straight games. ... WR Devin Hester leads league in punt return average (15.4 yards). ... Packers lead league scoring 20.4 points per game before halftime and 30 first-half touchdowns. ... QB Aaron Rodgers making 100th career start. ... Rodgers has NFL-record 360 straight passes at home without throwing interception. Last threw pick at Lambeau Field against Minnesota on Dec. 2, 2012. ... WR Randall Cobb's eight touchdown catches in red zone tied for second in league behind Denver's Julius Thomas. ... WR Davante Adams' 121 yards receiving last week against Patriots are most by Packers rookie since WR Sterling Sharpe had 124 on Nov. 20, 1988 against Detroit. ... Packers have converted 15 turnovers into touchdowns, tied for first in league with Houston with 96 points off takeaways. ... K Mason Crosby eclipsed 1,000 career points last week.

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