Packers-Falcons Capsule

GREEN BAY (4-2) at ATLANTA (4-3)

Sunday, 4:25 p.m. EDT, Fox

OPENING LINE - Falcons by 3

RECORD VS. SPREAD - Green Bay 3-2-1, Atlanta 5-2

SERIES RECORD - Packers lead 17-13

LAST MEETING - Packers beat Falcons 43-37, Dec. 8, 2014

LAST WEEK - Packers beat Bears 26-10; Falcons lost to Chargers 33-30, OT

AP PRO32 RANKING - Packers No. 8, Falcons No. 10





STREAKS, STATS AND NOTES - Packers LB Clay Matthews and Falcons OT Jake Matthews are first cousins. This will be second time they've gone against each other in NFL. ... Green Bay has won its last four games against Falcons, streak that began with 48-21 playoff romp during 2010 season. ... Green Bay has league's stingiest run defense, surrendering 71.8 yards per game. ... Packers QB Aaron Rodgers is coming off franchise-record 39 completions in Week 7 victory over Chicago. Also in that game, Packers became just second team in NFL history to have three players with 10 receptions. ... Green Bay will be without CB Damarious Randall, who underwent surgery for groin injury. ... Packers will be playing their first road game in six weeks. They last played away from home in Week 2 at Minnesota. ... Atlanta is facing second straight opponent coming off 10-day break. ... Falcons signed RBs Terron Ward and Stevan Ridley this week, bolstering depth behind Devonta Freeman in case Tevin Coleman (hamstring) can't go. ... Falcons QB Matt Ryan has thrown for league-high 2,348 yards and is NFL's second-rated passer, trailing only New England's Tom Brady. ... Ryan has thrown for at least 200 yards in 46 consecutive games, NFL record. ... Atlanta WR Julio Jones has 40 receptions for 830 yards, more than twice as many catches as anyone else on team. ... Falcons lead NFL with 32.7 points and 433.6 yards per game. ... Eight of last nine regular-season matchups between these teams have been decided by eight points or less. ... Atlanta has completed 33 passes of at least 20 yards. ... Fantasy Tip: Packers used WR Ty Montgomery in various roles with depleted backfield situation, and he could be good play Sunday.


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