Editor’s note: NESN.com’s Mike Cole, Ricky Doyle and Andre Khatchaturian deliver their NFL picks every Thursday of the season, and here’s who they like in the Green Bay Packers-Atlanta Falcons Week 8 game, with the line from OddsShark.
Green Bay Packers at (-2.5) Atlanta Falcons, Sunday, 4:25 p.m.
Mike: Falcons. The Packers finally showed some progress on offense against Chicago, and they get another nice matchup here. But the Packers are literally down their three best cornerbacks, which makes a matchup with one of the NFL’s best passing attacks look even tougher.
Ricky: Falcons. The Packers can overcome their injuries and ride a unique game plan to a win over Matt Barkley and the Bears. But can they keep up with one of the NFL’s best offenses? No way, Jose.
Andre: Falcons. A few weeks ago I sat here and told you all that the Falcons have no pass rush. Since then, Vic Beasley and the Falcons have hit a bunch of quarterbacks in the mouth with 11 sacks in the last three weeks. The Packers are banged up on many fronts and I don’t think Aaron Rodgers, with the way he’s struggling, will be able to keep up with Matt Ryan and Julio Jones.
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