Here are the NFL games odds for the Green Bay Packers at Atlanta Falcons NFC championship game on Sunday, January 22nd, from SBG Global American football betting online sportsbook:
Packers +4½ (-115) 59½ (-110)
Falcons -4½ (-105) 59½ (-110)
As far as odds-makers go, the Packers may or may not be the favorites to win these game, but in every other may they could just be the new favorite to go all the way, having done the unthinkable and dispatched the seemingly unstoppable Dallas Cowboys on in Arlington Sunday. Of course, the Packs may have benefited from the fact that Aaron Rodgers may or may not be in fact a robot – albeit a sentient one. The Packers blew a 15-point lead in the fourth quarter and tied the game 31 apiece. Moreover, Cowboys safety Jeff Heath sacked Rodgers for a ten-yard loss with 18 seconds left on the clock.
However, time must elapse slower for Rodgers than for the rest of us mere mortals, because he picked himself up, dusted himself off, and casually tossed off a 36-yard pass to tight end Jared Cook to set up a 51-yard field goal with three seconds to go. Mason Crosby converted that FG to out the Packers over the rainbow, but the credit and the glory go to Rodgers. Like his teammate Julius Pepper said, that’s the kind of stuff Rodgers normally does. Or as Roddy Piper would put it, he’s so fast he can spit in the wind, duck, and let it hit the guy standing behind him.
Other side of the bracket
On the other side of the bracket, the Falcons lived up to the NFL games odds and beat Seattle to make it to the conference title game for the first time since the 2012 season. Atlanta will have home field advantage – and presumably American football betting advantage – against the Packers this Sunday, something which served them well versus the Seahawks. The Falcons’ firepower proved to be too much for the ‘Hawks admittedly sturdy defense. Matt Ryan completed 26 of 37 attempts and connected three scoring passes. And if Seattle’s defense couldn’t stop Ryan, Julio Jones, et al, American football betting fans must wonder whether Green Bay’s defense will be able to get the job done.
At the end of the day, the team with more points on the scoreboard wins the game, and no team scores more points per game than these Falcons. That’s not to belittle Atlanta’s defense though, which according to Seahawks wide receiver Doug Baldwin “can be great.” Atlanta free safety Ricardo Allen supports that sentiment, saying that “we’re like junkyards dogs in here, man.” And as they say, one Junkyard Dog is worth more than two Moondogs. An example of what the Falcons’ defense is capable of doing is how they kept Seahawks running back Thomas Rawls to only 34 yards on 11 carries, after he had 161 yards in the ‘Hawks’ win over the Tigers. Two things are for sure the NFL games odds for this game, and that Falcons’ D has their work cut out for them in the form of Aaron Rodgers.