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Falcons-Packers Preview Capsule

ATLANTA (4-8) at GREEN BAY (4-7-1)

SUNDAY, 1 p.m. ET, Fox

OPENING LINE — Packers by 6 1/2

RECORD VS. SPREAD — Atlanta 3-9, Green Bay 4-7-1

SERIES RECORD — Packers lead 17-16

LAST MEETING — Falcons beat Packers 34-23, Sept. 17, 2017

LAST WEEK — Falcons lost to Ravens 26-16; Packers lost to Cardinals 20-17

AP PRO32 RANKING — Falcons No. 23, Packers No. 21


FALCONS Defence — OVERALL (26), RUSH (27), PASS (25)


PACKERS Defence — OVERALL (13), RUSH (25), PASS (6)

STREAKS, STATS AND NOTES —Meeting between now struggling participants of NFC title game in 2016 season won by Falcons. … Atlanta has won three straight in series. … Previous meeting was in Atlanta for Falcons’ first win at Mercedes-Benz Stadium. … QB Matt Ryan third in NFL with 3,814 yards passing. Ryan has 124.9 rating with 12 TDs and one INT in last four against Packers, including playoffs. … RB Ito Smith second among NFC rookies with four rushing TDs. … WR Julio Jones leads NFL with 1,323 yards receiving. … LB Deion Jones had career-high 15 tackles and sack last week, returning after missing 10 games due to injury. … Defence 31st in NFL against third downs (51 per cent). … Packers led by interim head coach Joe Philbin for first time following firing of Mike McCarthy. … Also offensive co-ordinator, Philbin calling plays for first time in 16 NFL seasons. … QB Aaron Rodgers has thrown franchise record 336 attempts without INT, trailing only Patriots QB Tom Brady (358 in 2010-11) for longest such stretch in league history. … Offense 26th in league in third-down situations (35.6 per cent) … RB Aaron Jones second in NFL with 5.73 yards per carry average. Jones’ six TDs since Week 10 tied with Carolina’s Christian McCaffrey for most in league in that span. … WR Davante Adams tied for second in NFL with 11 TD catches. … LB Blake Martinez has NFC-high 106 tackles. … Fantasy tip: TE Jimmy Graham coming off game with season-high eight catches for 50 yards. Graham also had 11 targets against Cardinals, tying season high.


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