The Packers vs. Falcons game on Sunday is set to showcase two of the best teams in the NFC. The Packers-Falcons game will also decide which team has a huge advantage heading towards the NFC Playoffs. Right now the Green Bay Packers are 7-3 this season, led by the sure arm of quarterback Aaron Rodgers. The Atlanta Falcons are now 8-2, sitting at the top of the NFC with the best record the conference has to offer. In order to stay just ahead of the New Orleans Saints, Chicago Bears, Philadelphia Eagles, and Tampa Buccaneers (all 7-3), these teams could both use the win.
The Green Bay Packers need this win badly, as they have been able to keep pace with a high-performing Chicago Bears defense. Both teams are tied for first place in the NFC North, making each game extremely valuable. Now Chicago had to play Philadelphia this weekend, while Green Bay has to take on the equally tough Falcons. For the Packers to win, they are going to need to put points on the board early, and that will involve the running game developing just enough to spread the field for Rodgers. Doing that should get the Packers the offense that they are looking for.
The Falcons have no trouble putting points on the board, and are averaging 25.6 points per game (sixth best in the NFL). They are also at a rate of just over 371 yards per game, with 129 of that coming on the ground. That nicely balanced attack has led to their first place standing in the NFC South, and if they want to stay ahead of the resurgent New Orleans Saints, they are going to have to keep winning on Sunday. Their key will be on the defensive side of the ball, as they have to come up with some big stops against Rodgers and the Packers in order to gain early momentum in the game.
The Packers vs. Falcons game will kick off at about 10 am PT (1 pm ET) on Sunday, Nov. 28, and it is destined to be a great game. Most viewers will get to see it as the lead game for the day, taking place on Fox with extended pre-game coverage by the network. With the Saints getting hot again, this win will either keep the Packers in step with them, or keep the Falcons ahead of them in the overall standings for yet another week. Two of the best in the NFC take the field on Sunday, and it could possibly be an early preview of the next NFC Championship Game.