Game Odds, Time, TV,

Green Bay Packers vs Atlanta Falcons

Green Bay at Atlanta
When: 3:05 PM ET, Sunday, January 22, 2017
Where: Georgia Dome, Atlanta, Georgia
TV: Fox
Betting Line: Falcons -5
Total: 60.5

Packers vs Falcons 2016

Packers vs Falcons 2016

Green Bay Packers vs Atlanta Falcons Preview

The Green Bay Packers went on the road and in one exciting game beat the Dallas Cowboys in Dallas. The 34-31 victory just verifies that the Packers have the top offense in the NFL right now and, one of the worst secondaries left in the playoffs. The good thing for the Pack is they will be going up against the Falcons who are the only competition for poor secondary play.

The Packs odds against the Falcons didn’t get any better by getting a couple of injuries to the defensive backs against the Cowboys. With or without the injured players the only hope the Packers defense has is to get to Matt Ryan.

The Falcons had an easier time of it against the Seattle Seahawks with a 36-20 victory. The Falcons rolled on offense with Matt Ryan throwing for 338 yards and three touchdowns. Russell Wilson threw 2 interceptions and running back Thomas Rawls was kept in check.

This game will feature the two best quarterbacks in the NFL and the total of 60.5 reflects the belief that both will have a field day.

Falcons beat Packers 33-32 on 10-30-16

These two teams played each other in Atlanta on 10-30-16 with the Falcons winning a shootout by a 33-32 score. The Falcons won the game on a touchdown with 31 seconds to go. If you think the total of 60.5 for this playoff game is crazy. Look at some of these stats for the October game.

Matt Ryan: 28/35 for 288 yards, 3 touchdowns and 0 interceptions

Aaron Rodgers:28/38 for 246 yards, 4 touchdowns and o interceptions

The biggest lead in that game had the Packers up by 8 points in the second quarter as each team went back and forth scoring. The defenses did combine for five sacks but the lack of interceptions by either defense summed up the trouble both teams have. Neither really disrupted the others offensive timing in the game.

Green Bay Packers: (12-6 SU, 10-7-1 ATS)

The Packers season turned around when the offense got healthy, in particular the offensive line and Aaron Rodgers had a chance to throw downfield. They haven’t looked back as Rodgers has found a way to win close games. They have won their last eight games (and are 7-1 against the spread) to advance to the NFC Championship Game for the first time since 2014.

Without wide receiver Jordy Nelson against the Cowboys, the Packers spread the ball around more as Rodgers connected with tight end Jared Cook for six catches for 104 receiving yards and a score.

However, the Packers’ defense was mediocre going into the game and a couple of injuries really made the defense look questionable late. The Packers blew a 15-point lead over Dallas in the third quarter. The Cowboys even outgained Green Bay 429-414 in total offensive yardage.

Atlanta Falcons: (12-5 SU, 11-6 ATS)

The Atlanta Falcons came into the playoffs as the number 2 seed and they received hardly any media attention. That has been the case all year. The Falcons have been that other team. All they do is keep winning. All Matt Ryan has done is play like an MVP. But, these are the Falcons and the media kept waiting for this team to implode but it never happened. The Falcons bring a top offense in with the best quarterback (Matt Ryan) and wide receiver (Julio Jones) combination in the NFC.

Did you know that the Falcons of 2016 were the seventh-highest scoring offense in NFL history. Green Bay’s defense, meanwhile, ranks in the bottom-third of the league in yards (363.9) and points (24.3) allowed per game.

Did someone say defense? Atlanta’s defense did a relatively good job against the Seahawks. Russell Wilson was sacked three times, hit seven other times and was picked off twice. That Falcons, finish the season with a +11 turnover difference. That will be the key for the Falcons. They must win the turnover battle with the Packers.

Like the Packers, the Falcons finished the season hot. Atlanta won five of its last six games in at home, including that 33-32 nail-biter over Green Bay. However, the Falcons only went 3-3 against the spread in those 6 games. The good news for overs bettors, all of those games resulted in the point total going over the posted total.

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Green Bay Packers vs Atlanta Falcons
NFC Championship Game Prediction:

What do these two teams have in common? These are the combined scores of the Packers last five games: (57, 63, 55, 51, 65). The Falcons combined scores of their five games: (56, 54, 49, 70, 56). Neither team has scored less than 30 points in the last five games. Here are the scores for each team in the last five games.

Green Bay Packers: (30, 38, 31, 38, 34)
Atlanta Falcons: (42, 41, 33, 38, 36)

Is the total of 60.5 starting to look more reasonable?

I have both teams rated equally and I would give the Falcons 3 points for home edge. I was expecting a line of Atlanta -2.5 (-110). When they played in October the Falcons were 3-point favorites and won 33-32. The Falcons are relatively the same team, while the Packers are better on offense. I will be making several bets on the game line & I will be making a lot of prop bets on this game. Those prop bets will be posted on PropBets.Football along with prop bets for the AFC Championship game between the Pittsburgh Steelers vs New England Patriots.

Packers vs Falcons Bets:

55% on Packers +5

10% on Packers money line

25% on Over 60.5 points

10% on a parlay Packers +5 & over 60.5

Packers vs Falcons Score Prediction:

Packers 38 – Falcons 37