NFL PREVIEW: ATLANTA FALCONS (3-9) AT GREEN BAY PACKERS (5-6-1)
December 4, 2013INDIANA SPORTS PAGE
ATLANTA FALCONS (3-9) AT GREEN BAY PACKERS (5-6-1)
FALCONS: QB MATT RYAN won only start in GB (10/5/08), his 1st career 2+ TD pass game. In career, when Ryan starts & has 100+ rating, Atl. is 34-2 (.944)…In past 5 vs. GB, RB STEVEN JACKSON has 633 scrimmage yards (126.6 per game) & 2 TDs. Rushed for 2 TDs last week. RB JACQUIZZ RODGERS has 4 TDs (2 rush, 2 rec.) in past 8…TE TONY GONZALEZ has catch in 207 consecutive games, 2nd longest streak in NFL history. In only game at GB (10/12/03 with KC), had 4 catches for 121 yards (30.3 avg.) & TD…WR RODDY WHITE had 10 catches for 143 yards last week. Has TD in 4 of 5 meetings (incl. playoffs). In only game at GB, had 8 catches for 132 yards & TD. WR HARRY DOUGLAS has 50 catches for 687 yards (98.1 per game) & 2 TDs in past 7…In past 2 vs. GB (incl. playoffs), DE OSI UMENYIORA has 3 sacks & 2 FFs. Is 1 of 3 in NFL with 6+ sacks (6.5) & INT-TD. Rookie LB PAUL WORRILOW leads team with 89 tackles. Rookie CB DESMOND TRUFANT has team-best 14 PD. LB SEAN WEATHERSPOON & DT COREY PETERS each had sack in last meeting…
PACKERS: In 4 meetings (incl. playoffs), QB AARON RODGERS has completed 108 of 147 (73.5 pct.) for 1,419 yards with 9 TDs vs. 1 INT for 121.1 rating. Also has 2 rush TDs vs. Atl. Has 100+ rating in all 4. Has won 22 of past 23 starts at home (min. 10 att.) with 69.3 comp. pct., 6,724 yards, 62 TDs, 12 INTs & 116.2 rating… Rookie RB EDDIE LACY ranks 2nd in NFL with 771 rush yards since Oct. 1. Has rushed for 514 yards (102.8 per game) in past 5 at home…WR JORDY NELSON has TD catch in 2 of past 3 meetings (incl. playoffs). In past 2 vs. Atl. (incl. playoffs), WR JAMES JONES has 9 catches for 215 yards (107.5 per game) & 2 TDs. Had 70-yard TD in last meeting… LB CLAY MATTHEWS had 2 sacks & FR in 2010 Div. Has 3 sacks & FF in past 3. In his past 4, LB NICK PERRY has 4 sacks & 3 FFs. Last week, S MORGAN BURNETT had 2 FRs, incl. TD. CB TRAMON WILLIAMS has 3 INTs in 4 career meetings (incl. playoffs) & had 70-yard INT-TD in 2010 Div. (1/15/11). LB A.J. HAWK leads team with 103 tackles.