The Falcons (4-3 SU, 5-2 ATS) are the only winning team in the NFC South heading into Week 8, powered by Pro Bowlers Matt Ryan at quarterback and Devonta Freeman at running back. Ryan leads the NFL with 2,348 passing yards at 14.2 yards per completion; Freeman has rushed for 4.8 yards a carry and already has 26 catches on the season. However, Atlanta is also second-worst in the league with 2,060 passing yards allowed, driving the OVER to a 6-1 record after seven games.
This is good news for Green Bay (4-2 SU, 3-2-1 ATS), especially for QB Aaron Rodgers, who has struggled at times this year. The Packers are also pleased with how well WR Ty Montgomery filled in at running back last week for the injured Eddie Lacy and James Starks, picking up 60 yards on nine carries against the Chicago Bears.
NFL Odds: Packers Meet Falcons in High-Offense Matchup
Two of the NFL's top quarterbacks meet this Sunday when Matt Ryan and the Atlanta Falcons (4-3 SU, 5-2 ATS) host Aaron Rodgers and the Green Bay Packers (4-2 SU, 3-2-1 ATS). Ryan leads the league in passing yards, while Rodgers ranks sixth overall with a 73.2 QBR.
Neither of these teams is very good at defense, especially the Falcons (OVER 6-1); as a result, this matchup has the highest total on the Week 8 odds board at 53 points. Atlanta opened as a 3-point favorite and remains there at press time. Kick-off is at 4:25 PM ET on FOX.