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NFL Playoffs Over/Under: Packers-Falcons Expected To Be High-Scoring Game

The last time the Atlanta Falcons and Green Bay Packers played, the final score totaled 37 points. Vegas expects a higher number this time around, setting the opening over/under at 45.5, the highest of any NFL playoff game this weekend. It’s moved down to an even 45 by now, which is still almost 10 points higher than the Baltimore Ravens-Pittsburgh Steelers game.

The Packers have exceeded their 17 points from that game four times in six weeks, while the Falcons have topped their 20 four of five times. The Falcons average 25.9 points per game and the Packers 24.2, while the Falcons allow 18 points per game and the Packers 15. Throwing those numbers together gives us a final score of Packers 21.1, Falcons 20.45, which will probably not be the final score, but it’s definitely under.

Against the Eagles, the Packers played a great game of ball control, limiting the damage Michael Vick could do (though he was able to do a little bit to the Eagles at times). Expect them to be more aggressive in attacking Atlanta’s secondary than they were against Philly.

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