Through 1 Quarter
The Green Bay Packers can’t call it a day yet, but they are winning as expected. They have emerged as the frontrunner after one quarter and are ahead of the Atlanta Falcons 7 to nothing.
Green Bay has been led by RB Aaron Jones, who so far has picked up 38 yards on the ground on seven carries in addition to snatching one receiving TD.
Atlanta @ Green Bay
Current Records: Atlanta 0-3; Green Bay 3-0
What to Know
The Green Bay Packers will take on the Atlanta Falcons at 9 p.m. ET Monday at Lambeau Field. Green Bay has yet to lose; Atlanta, on the other hand, is desperate for their first win.
The Packers beat the New Orleans Saints 37-30 last week. Green Bay QB Aaron Rodgers was slinging it as he passed for three TDs and 283 yards on 32 attempts. Rodgers ended up with a passer rating of 124.90.
Special teams collected 13 points for Green Bay. K Mason Crosby delivered a perfect 3-for-3 game.
Meanwhile, Atlanta didn’t finish too far behind, but the team still lost 30-26 to the Chicago Bears last week. Atlanta was up 26-10 at the end of the third quarter but couldn’t hold on to the lead. Despite the defeat, they had strong showings from RB Todd Gurley, who punched in one rushing touchdown, and RB Brian Hill, who punched in one rushing touchdown. Hill had some trouble finding his footing against the Dallas Cowboys two weeks ago, so this was a step in the right direction.
The Packers are the favorite in this one, with an expected 5.5-point margin of victory. They might be worth taking a chance on against the spread as they are currently on a three-game streak of ATS wins.
Green Bay is now a perfect 3-0 while the Falcons sit at a mirror-image 0-3. A couple numbers to keep in mind before kickoff: Green Bay has yet to throw a single interception. As for Atlanta, they enter the game with six forced fumbles, good for second best in the NFL.
How To Watch
- When: Monday at 9 p.m. ET
- Where: Lambeau Field — Green Bay, Wisconsin
- TV: ESPN
- Online streaming: fuboTV (Try for free. Regional restrictions may apply.)
- Follow: CBS Sports App
- Ticket Cost: $314.45
The Packers are a solid 5.5-point favorite against the Falcons, according to the latest NFL odds.
Bettors have moved against the Packers slightly, as the game opened with the Packers as a 7-point favorite.
Atlanta have won three out of their last four games against Green Bay.
- Dec 09, 2018 – Green Bay 34 vs. Atlanta 20
- Sep 17, 2017 – Atlanta 34 vs. Green Bay 23
- Jan 22, 2017 – Atlanta 44 vs. Green Bay 21
- Oct 30, 2016 – Atlanta 33 vs. Green Bay 32
Top Projected Fantasy Players
- Aaron Jones: 18.61 points
- Aaron Rodgers: 26.07 points
- Todd Gurley: 12.4 points