Week 4 Preview: Packers vs. Falcons


The Green Bay Packers are coming off an impressive 37-30 win over the New Orleans Saints and are one of seven teams that is still undefeated. Now, the Packers are set to face off against a winless Atlanta Falcons on Monday Night Football.

Yes, the Falcons are still winless, but they are still a dangerous team. This team could be 2-1, but blowing two double-digits leads to the Dallas Cowboys and Chicago Bears has stopped them from reaching that. Out of the seven winless teams, the Falcons are the best out of that group and could set the Packers up for a trap game.

The Falcons are winless for a reason, minus the blowouts. The defense is second to last in yards per game (463.3) and last in points allowed per game (36.0). The offense on the other hand is top-10 in the league with yards per game (419.0) and points scored per game (30.0).

Looking at the stats of the Falcons defense, it looks like the Packers offense is in for a huge day, especially after the hot start that ranks them No. 1 in points per game (40.7) and No. 2 in yards per game (459.7). Unfortunately, the Packers are going to be without their wide receiver Allen Lazard, who just came off a spectacular performance against the Saints, due to a core injury.

There is some good news for the Packers as it seems like they will be getting Davante Adams back after missing Week 3 due to a hamstring injury. The Packers also might be getting back tight end Josiah Degura and for the defense, defensive tackle Kenny Clark.

The Falcons are battling injuries as well. On offense, Julio Jones missed the matchup against the Chicago Bears, Calvin Ridley popped up on the injury report, and Russell Gage left the game against the Bears due to an injury, but all of them are considered questionable. The Falcons defense has been horrendous as it is, but they will be without both their starting safeties Ricardo Allen and Keanu Neal. The kicker for the Falcons, Younghoe Koo, will also be out.

If the Falcons offense has all their weapons for quarterback Matt Ryan, the Packers defense is in for another challenge. Nonetheless, it seems like it’s going to be a high scoring game on Monday Night Football and the Packers hope to improve to 4-0 heading into the bye week.


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