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Thursday December 13th, 2018 8:15AM

Falcons-Packers Preview Capsule

By The Associated Press

ATLANTA (4-8) at GREEN BAY (4-7-1)

SUNDAY, 1 p.m. ET, Fox

OPENING LINE — Packers by 6 1/2

RECORD VS. SPREAD — Atlanta 3-9, Green Bay 4-7-1

SERIES RECORD — Packers lead 17-16

LAST MEETING — Falcons beat Packers 34-23, Sept. 17, 2017

LAST WEEK — Falcons lost to Ravens 26-16; Packers lost to Cardinals 20-17

AP PRO32 RANKING — Falcons No. 23, Packers No. 21

FALCONS OFFENSE — OVERALL (10), RUSH (32), PASS (5)

FALCONS DEFENSE — OVERALL (26), RUSH (27), PASS (25)

PACKERS OFFENSE — OVERALL (8), RUSH (21), PASS (6)

PACKERS DEFENSE — OVERALL (13), RUSH (25), PASS (6)

STREAKS, STATS AND NOTES —Meeting between now struggling participants of NFC title game in 2016 season won by Falcons. ... Atlanta has won three straight in series. ... Previous meeting was in Atlanta for Falcons' first win at Mercedes-Benz Stadium. ... QB Matt Ryan third in NFL with 3,814 yards passing. Ryan has 124.9 rating with 12 TDs and one INT in last four against Packers, including playoffs. ... RB Ito Smith second among NFC rookies with four rushing TDs. ... WR Julio Jones leads NFL with 1,323 yards receiving. ... LB Deion Jones had career-high 15 tackles and sack last week, returning after missing 10 games due to injury. ... Defense 31st in NFL against third downs (51 percent). ... Packers led by interim head coach Joe Philbin for first time following firing of Mike McCarthy. ... Also offensive coordinator, Philbin calling plays for first time in 16 NFL seasons. ... QB Aaron Rodgers has thrown franchise record 336 attempts without INT, trailing only Patriots QB Tom Brady (358 in 2010-11) for longest such stretch in league history. ... Offense 26th in league in third-down situations (35.6 percent) ... RB Aaron Jones second in NFL with 5.73 yards per carry average. Jones' six TDs since Week 10 tied with Carolina's Christian McCaffrey for most in league in that span. ... WR Davante Adams tied for second in NFL with 11 TD catches. ... LB Blake Martinez has NFC-high 106 tackles. ... Fantasy tip: TE Jimmy Graham coming off game with season-high eight catches for 50 yards. Graham also had 11 targets against Cardinals, tying season high.

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