Falcons vs. Packers 2014 live stream: Time, TV schedule and how to watch online
The Falcons have a tough task Monday night as they take on one of the best teams in the NFL.
The Atlanta Falcons will travel to the frozen tundra of Lambeau Field on Monday Night Football, attempting to cool off the red-hot Green Bay Packers on their home turf. That won’t be an easy task, considering the Packers are 6-0 in front of their home fans this season and second in the NFL in scoring with 31.7 points per game.
Conversely, the Falcons’ defense is ranked 22nd in scoring, giving up 24.9 points per contest. They’ll have their hands full on the road trying to slow down Aaron Rodgers‘ passing attack with all the weapons Green Bay has at its disposal.
Eddie Lacy has been the catalyst for the 19th-ranked rushing attack, though that billing doesn’t do the former Alabama star justice in terms of how well he’s played of late. He has five straight games of at least 100 total yards heading in, and there’s little reason to think Atlanta will be able to stop that trend.
While the Falcons allow 118.2 yards per game on the ground, they’re even worse against the pass and will be occupied trying to contain Jordy Nelson and Randall Cobb on the outside. The attention they draw will help open things up for the Packers’ rushing game and present problems all around for the struggling defensive unit.
The Packers will be tested on defense, too. They’ll face an offense led by Matt Ryan that ranks ninth and is coming off a prolific day against the stout Arizona Cardinals group. The veteran signal caller threw for a whopping 361 yards and two touchdowns, one of which was hauled in by superstar Julio Jones, who finished the day with 10 receptions for 189 yards.
There’s a disparity to be sure, but anything can happen in the NFL. Here’s how to watch it all unfold.
How to Watch
Where: Lambeau Field, Green Bay
When: 8:30 p.m. ET
Announcers: Mike Tirico, Jon Gruden
The Packers are a 13-point favorite over the Falcons, with an over/under set at 55.5, according to OddsShark.
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