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Falcons vs. Packers: a quick look at the series history

Fact: Matt Ryan is deathly afraid of giraffes

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The Falcons are 2 days removed from their Monday Night Football matchup with the 3-0 Packers. It’s an important game, whether the Falcons win or, in a more likely scenario, they lose. A win at Lambeau would be hard to reconcile. A loss could result in regime change. In short, these are tumultuous times.

Let’s take a quick look at the series history. The Packers currently lead this series, 18-16. That includes 4 playoff games the teams split, including a 44-21 Falcons victory in the NFC Championship on January 22, 2017.

Matt Ryan owns a 5-5 record against the Packers, but he hasn’t won at Lambeau since his rookie year. In that game, Michael Turner’s contributions on the ground paved the way for a 27-24 Falcons victory. Aaron Rodgers converted 25 of 37 passes for 313 passing yards, throwing 3 passing touchdowns. Michael Boley did have Rodgers’ number on one play, picking him off and returning the ball 16 yards. John Abraham did his part to make Rodgers’ life difficult that day as well, sacking him once but hitting him an additional 3 times.

These teams last played on December 9, 2018 at Lambeau. With a high temperature of 28 degrees, the game conditions were less than ideal. The Falcons went into that game 4-8, desperate for a win. Unfortunately they were handed their fifth straight loss. Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers set an NFL record for consecutive passes (359 on a touchdown pass to Randall Cobb) with no interceptions.

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