The Atlanta Falcons could fall to .500 if they lose this Sunday against the Green Bay Packers, a traditionally difficult opponent. Will they?
My guess is no, for what it’s worth. The Falcons have lost two games in a row, but both were against quality, rested opponents (though the Chargers game was a bit more discouraging) and both involved only one half of quality football from Atlanta. Even without Tevin Coleman this week, Atlanta’s offense should be up to the task of taking on a Green Bay Packers defense that features a solid front seven and decimated secondary.
They need to stay in front of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, who may or may not be surging after winning a couple of relatively easy games. Better safety than sorry.
I’ve got the Falcons 31-27 in this one. I think it’ll be another game where the defenses don’t look great and the offenses roll, but I don’t think the Falcons will shut down in such spectacular fashion in the second half this time around. What’s your best guess?