Quarterback Aaron Rodgers is getting the 100th start of his career, and what better place to do it than on Monday Night Football tonight? Though Rodgers has passed for fewer yards this season than his MNF counterpart on the Atlanta Falcons, Matt Ryan, his overall record is tied for the best of all-time at this point his career. The QB he’s tied with? Brett Favre. Ryan and the Falcons will try to derail the Packers’ playoff-hunting machine, but it doesn’t look too hopeful. You can watch Packers vs Falcons Monday Night Football online free live if you’re not able to see the television broadcast.
Kickoff for the Packers vs Falcons MNF game tonight is 8:30 EST / 5:30 PST. Tonight’s Monday Night Football game is being played in Lambeau Field. Green Bay The Packers are 10.5-point favorites at home over the Atlanta Falcons.
Rodgers famously told the Green Bay Packers faithful to “relax” earlier this season after a questionable start to the season. Indeed, Rodgers has since given the NFL a veritable chill pill, leading the Packers to a 9-3 record as we prepare to watch Monday Night Football online live free or on TV tonight.
Rodgers’ leadership is a big reason for that. The All-Pro QB has passed for 3,325 yards, fewer than Falcons QB Matt Ryan, but his 32 TDs has made a huge difference. So, too, has the play of RB Eddie Lacy, who’s averaging 4.4 yards per carry, and WR Jordy Nelson, who has 1,119 receiving yards through 12 games.
Falcons QB Matt Ryan has a decidedly different story to tell about the 2014 season. Following a breakout season for the Falcons last year, Ryan had Atlanta fans hoping for the 2014 NFL playoffs. Now the 5-7 Falcons are clinging to the playoffs strictly as a technicality, as their win over the Arizona Cardinals makes them relevant for two more weeks at least.
One of Ryan’s biggest obstacles tonight as we watch the Packers game live on MNF online tonight or on TV is Julius Peppers. Green Bay has had an impressive defense at Lambeau Field this season, with Peppers being the Packers’ top pass rusher. Although he said this week he’s “near the end” of his career in Green Bay, Peppers and the Packers defense will be a tough test for Ryan on MNF tonight. Through 12 games, the 9-3 Packers are allowing just 234.5 passing yards per game.
Yet Green Bay’s offense is what separates them from the rest of the NFC pack, as it were. Rodgers has the Packers offense scoring at the fastest pace in the NFL at 31.7 points per game. He also has Green Bay’s passing game and overall yardage game both ranked eighth in the league. Though Lacy may provide reason to watch Packers game online free live, it’s Rodgers and the passing game that really flourish.
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