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Green Bay Packers vs Atlanta Falcons NFL Week 5 Predictions

by Scott Burgess on Friday, October 3rd, 2008

The Green Bay Packers started off red hot but they’ve since cooled down losing their last two games, while the Atlanta Falcons are winless on the road. The Green Bay Packers host the Atlanta Falcons, Sunday October 5, at Lambeau Field for some NFL Week 5 action. NFL oddsmakers at BetUS.com have the Packers as -3 1/2 point home favorites over the Falcons with the over/under set at 46 points. Get your Green Bay Packers vs Atlanta Falcons NFL Week 5 Predictions in now at BetUS.com

The Packers lost 21-30 to the Buccaneers on the road. QB Aaron Rogers suffered a strained shoulder and is listed as doubtful to start against the Falcons. QB Rogers made 14 of 27 passes for 165 yards with two touchdown passes but three interceptions; he has six touchdown passes with 961 yards under his belt. Backup rookie QB Matt Flynn made two of five passes for six yards. RB Ryan Grant had 15 carries for 20 yards and top receiver WR Greg Jennings had six catches for 109 yards with two touchdowns. The Packers are averaging 27.2 ppg and their allowing 25.2 ppg. Their offense, under Rogers, is ranked 15th averaging 319 yards a game, their passing game ranks 10th averaging 226 yards per-game and their running game sits lowly at 93 yards a game.  They need to work on their 26th ranked 361 yards allowed per-game and 26th ranked rush defense. They are ranked 15th at preventing the pass allowing 203 yards a game. The Packers are 2-2 ATS and 3-1 over/under.

The Falcons lost miserable to the Panthers 9-24 on the road. QB Matt Ryan made 21 of 41 passes for 158 yards; he has two touchdown passes with two interceptions for 669 yards, while RB Michael Turner had 18 carries for 56 yards. WR Roddy White was their top receiver with seven catches for 90 yards. The Falcons average 22.5 ppg and they allow an average 20.8 ppg. Their offense ranked 10th averaging 338 yards a game thanks to their 1st ranked running game that averages 181 yards per-game. Their passing games sits ranked 26th averaging 156 yards a game. On defense they give up a 20th ranked 330 yards a game, they are ranked 13th at preventing the pass allowing 201 yards a game and their rush defense allows 129 yards per-game. The Falcons are 2-2 ATS and 2-2 over/under.

Recent Trends to Consider:

  • Over is 7-0 in Falcons last 7 games following a S.U. loss.
  • Over is 6-0 in Falcons last 6 games following a ATS loss.
  • Falcons are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games following a SU loss of more than 14 points.
  • Falcons are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games in October.
  • Packers are 7-1-2 ATS in their last 10 games following a ATS loss.
  • Packers are 5-1-1 ATS in their last 7 games following a S.U. loss.
  • Packers are 6-2 ATS in their last 8 home games.

Green Bay Packers vs Atlanta Falcons NFL Week 5 Predictions
When: Sun, Oct 5, 2008 1:00 PM ET
Line: BetUS.com
Pick: Falcons +3 1/2 

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The Bottom Line: It all boils down to the health of QB Rogers, if he’s out go with Falcons. He might start but one good takedown on that shoulder could cause him to leave the game. Get your Green Bay Packers vs Atlanta Falcons NFL Week 5 Predictions in now at BetUS.com and receive a 10% sign-up bonus on your initial deposit!

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