Packers-Falcons: The Facts

Atlanta enters game with top-ranked rushing offense

What: Packers (1-7) vs. Steelers (6-2)

When: 3:15 p.m. (CT) Sunday, Nov. 13

Where: Georgia Dome, Atlanta, Ga.

All-time regular season: Packers lead 11-10-0

All-time postseason: 1-1-0.

Standings: Packers - 4th place, NFC North. Falcons – 1st place (tied), NFC South.

Packers leaders: Offense - Favre, 2064 passing yards and 15 passing TDs; Green, 255 rushing yards; Davenport, 2 rushing TDs; Donald Driver, 41 receptions and 596 receiving yards; Driver, Antonio Chatman and Robert Ferguson, 3 receiving TDs. Defense - Kabeer Gbaja-Biamila, 3.5 sacks; Ahmad Carroll and Al Harris, 2 interceptions.

Falcons leaders: Offense - Vick, 951 passing yards and 6 passing TDs; Warrick Dunn, 820 rushing yards; T.J. Duckett, 4 rushing TDs; Alge Crumpler, 33 receptions and 440 receiving yards; Crumpler, Brian Finneran and Justin Griffith, 2 receiving TDs. Defense - Rod Coleman, 7 sacks; DeAngelo Hall, 4 interceptions.

Packers team rank: Rushing Offense - 71.9 yards per game (30th in NFL); Passing Offense - 251.1 ypg (5th); Total Offense - 323.0 ypg (17th). Rushing Defense - 107.5 ypg (13th); Passing Defense - 188.9 ypg (12th); Total Defense - 296.4 ypg (9th).

Falcons team rank: Rushing Offense - 184.9 yards per game (1st); Passing Offense - 149.0 ypg (28th); Total Offense - 333.9 ypg (14th). Rushing Defense - 117.9 ypg (18th); Passing Defense - 204.1 ypg (17th); Total Defense - 322.0 ypg (18th).

Road/home records: Packers - 0-4 on the road; Falcons - 3-1 at home.

Packers-Falcons series: The series kicked off in 1966 when Green Bay whipped the then-expansion Falcons 56-3 in Milwaukee's County Stadium. Over the last decade, the Packers and Falcons have had some memorable regular season and playoff games.

In 1994, the Packers beat the Falcons in Green Bay's final game in Milwaukee on Brett Favre's 9-yard touchdown scramble with seconds remaining to seal a 21-17 win. Green Bay beat Atlanta 37-20 in an opening-round playoff game on Dec. 31,1995, sparked by Antonio Freeman's 76-yard punt return. Atlanta upended the Packers behind Chris Chandler six years later at Lambeau Field, 23-20, ending a nine-game home winning streak for Green Bay. In 2002, the Packers squeaked past the Michael Vick-led Falcons in the home opener on a steamy day at Lambeau Field, 37-34 in overtime. Later that season, the Falcons handed Green Bay its first-ever loss at home in the playoffs by whipping the Packers, 27-7, on an icy evening at Lambeau Field.

Last meeting: Jan. 4, 2003; Falcons, 27-7, at Lambeau Field (2002 NFC Wild Card playoff game). Vick led the Falcons to a 24-0 halftime lead and never looked back at the stunned Packers. Green Bay entered the game with the league's best record, 12-4, and was 8-0 at home. Vick accounted for 191 yards of Atlanta's offense, completing 13 of 25 passes for 117 yards. He also rushed for 64 yards in 10 attempts.

Line: Falcons by 9.

Next up: Minnesota Vikings, Nov. 21 (8 p.m., CT) at Lambeau Field, Green Bay, Wis.


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