Who’ll want it less?
That’s the biggest question concerning the Green Bay Packers’ game against the Atlanta Falcons today at Lambeau Field. The loser of this showdown could come away a big winner – in the 2019 NFL draft.
Both teams are enduring bitterly disappointing seasons: The Falcons are 4-8 and tied for the fifth-worst record in the league. The Packers are 4-7-1, tying them with Cleveland for the 10th worst record in Roger Goodell’s kingdom.
Suffice to say, if either the Packers or Falcons want to enhance their chances to secure a potential game-changing player in the draft, they have to walk away from this game of non-epic proportions with a loss.
That won’t be easy.
The Falcons and Packers have been playing horribly. The Falcons have dropped three straight games as their star quarterback Matt Ryan has taken a beating by being sacked 12 times in that span.
The Packers are coming off one of the most embarrassing losses in recent franchise history,losing to the inept 3-9 Arizona Cardinals and sealing coach Mike McCarthy’s fate.
Yes, there’s a lot at stake in this game. May the worst team lose.
Prediction: Falcons 27, Packers 24