‘Monday Night Football’ live stream: How to watch Falcons vs. Packers 2014 online
Can the surging Falcons top the red-hot Packers at Lambeau?
The Atlanta Falcons head to Lambeau to take on the Green Bay Packers in a matchup of division leaders. The 5-7 Falcons have done just enough to stay in first place in an NFC South division that’s the worst in football this year. Overall, Atlanta has certainly improved as the year has gone on; the Falcons have won three of their past four after starting the year 2-6.
The Packers also started the year slowly, though their 1-2 start was nothing to freak out about. They’ve since won eight of their past nine, including four straight heading into this matchup. Aaron Rodgers has the offense operating as good as any in the NFL, and the Packers are averaging 39.5 points per contest during their four-game winning streak. They’re coming off a 26-21 victory over the New England Patriots and lead the NFC North with a 9-3 mark.
The Falcons are also relying on their high-flying offense, led by Matt Ryan and the sixth-ranked passing offense. He’s thrown for an average of 300 yards per game over Atlanta’s last three games to go with five touchdowns against two interceptions. Last week, Ryan threw for 361 yards in a 29-18 win over the Arizona Cardinals.
Despite struggling earlier in the season, both teams are getting much better production from their defenses as of late. In their last four games, the Falcons are allowing an average of just 19.5 points per game while the Packers are allowing just 19 points per contest.
How to watch
Where: Lambeau Field, Green Bay
When: 8:30 p.m. ET
Announcers: Jon Gruden and Mike Tirico
The Packers are 13-point favorites with an over/under of 55.5, according to OddsShark.
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