The Falcons had the league’s top-scoring offense during the regular season with 33.8 points per game and then beat the Seahawks 36-20 in Sunday’s divisional playoff game. (The Falcons had a chance to score again but ran out the clock to end the game after gaining a first-and-goal at the two-yard line). The total for Falcons games at the Georgia Dome this season went “over” for all eight regular-season games and also against the Seahawks.
The Packers averaged 30.8 points per game over the final six games of the regular season. They beat the Giants 38-13 in the wild-card round at home and won 34-31 at Dallas in the divisional round on Sunday.
Falcons quarterback Matt Ryan and Packers counterpart Aaron Rodgers have a history of leading high-scoring teams into the playoffs.
According to VegasInsider.com, the Falcons have gone “over” the betting total in five of six postseason games with Ryan at QB, including all four games at the Georgia Dome. The Packers have gone “over” in seven of 10 road playoff games with Rodgers.