Packers Falcons Betting – Top NFC Contenders Clash In Georgia This Sunday
It will be more than an exciting betting on NFL match up when the Green Bay Packers travel to take on the Atlanta Falcons this Sunday at the Georgia Dome, as two of top contenders in the NFC clash in a potential preview of the conference championship game. Both teams have won four in a row to climb to the top of their respective divisions, but only one will be able to complete the drive for five this weekend.
NFL Betting: Green Bay Packers @ Atlanta Falcons
Online Sports Betting Odds: Atlanta -2
While Atlanta has the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and New Orleans Saints on their tail just a game back for the NFC South division lead, the Packers are locked in a tie with the Chicago Bears at 7-3 in the NFC North. The Falcons won’t have to adjust to the chilly confines of Lambeau Field in late November, but that might not necessarily have been the worst thing given the ability of Aaron Rodgers and the Green Bay air attack inside a dome.
Why To Bet On The Packers?
Rodgers has already thrown for 2,601 yards and 19 touchdowns this season, and while the Packers aren’t in the top-ten in the league in passing yardage, they should be at their best inside the cozy confines of the Georgia Dome. After all, Rodgers did throw for 301 yards and four touchdowns inside the Mall of America field in a 31-3 win over the Minnesota Vikings last weekend, including three of those scores to wide receiver Greg Jennings. Green Bay has scored 76 points combined in their last two wins, and should be ready to test the league’s 24th ranked pass defense. The play of Rodgers will be the football betting key.
Why To Bet On The Falcons?
Atlanta has found the perfect balance between run and pass while winning eight of its last nine games, scoring 26 or more in seven of their eight wins. Running backs Michael Turner and Jason Snelling will be amped up against a mediocre rush defense, and will need to open things up for Matt Ryan and the Falcons’ passing game. This will be the Falcons’ final home game before traveling for three straight on the road, including next week’s NFC South showdowns at Tampa Bay, which adds even more importance to this game.
How The Game Will Play Out
The Falcons are still undefeated at home this season, and although it won’t be easy to beat them, Green Bay has all the tools to do it. The Packers have one of the premier passing games in the league, and it showed last week indoors against the Vikings. If Green Bay can get its air attack going while forcing Atlanta to become one dimensional by shutting down Turner and Snelling early, they could very well hand the Falcons their first home loss of the season.
Packers Falcons Betting Pick: Packers