It’s the unbeaten vs the winless Monday night at Lambeau Field. We are going to have to wait just a little bit longer to see our green and gold take the field as the NFL has moved the game back from 7:15 pm to 7:50 pm as the Patriots and Chiefs will now kickoff at 6 pm.
Packers vs Falcons
- When: Monday, October 5, 2020 at 7:50 pm CT
- Where: Lambeau Field
- TV: ESPN
- Line: Packers favored by 7.5 points
- Commentators: Steve Levy, Brian Griese, Louis Riddick, Lisa Salters
- All-Time Series: 18-16
3 Things to watch
Julio Jones and Calvin Ridley vs Packers Secondary
The Green Bay Packers secondary is in for their toughest challenge of the young season, should Julio Jones return to action. Even without Jones, Ridley poses the biggest threat the Packers secondary has faced this season. In one game this season when both Jones and Ridley were healthy, they combined for 18 receptions, 287 yards and two touchdowns. I expect to see Kevin King on Jones and Jaire Alexander on Ridley, soley based on size. Either way, the lights will be bright on the Packers young corners.
Falcons run game
The Packers defense hasn’t exactly been lights out against the run. If the Falcons are going to upset the Packers at Lambeau Field on Monday, they are going to need a big game from running back Todd Gurley. Having Kenny Clark back for the Packers defense will definitely help stop the run. I fully expect the Falcons to give the Packers a strong dose of Gurley to control the clock and keep Aaron Rodgers and the Packers offense off the field.
Packers aerial attack
The Packers will be without Allen Lazard and Davante Adams is still recovering from a hamstring injury. But, will that even matter on Monday night? Probably not in my opinion. The Packers are the top scoring offense in the league and the Falcons defense is the worst scoring defense in the NFL and have allowed the second-most passing yards and passing touchdowns through the first three games of the season. Even without Lazard and a not 100% Adams, this is still a very favorable matchup for Rodgers and LaFleur. I fully expect the offense to keep right on rolling.
This is a great matchup for the Packers as they enter their bye week. The Falcons defense is not very good and the Packers offense is rolling and moving the ball with ease. The Packers should move to 4-0 after Monday night.
Anthony Haag is a writer for PackersTalk.com. He has been a Packers fan since the day he was born and truly bleeds green and gold. He makes annual visits to Lambeau Field and has attended his fair share of games. You can follow Anthony on Twitter at @anthony_haag