Picking up the pace: Green Bay-Atlanta could be hectic
Welcome to the Week 8 edition of Snaps, Pace & Stats, where we examine trends in snap totals and no-huddle usage. It is meant to be a 30,000-foot view of upcoming games, with the goal of identifying which matchups will — and which will not — be played on fertile fantasy soil.
Up in pace
|Rank||Week 7 Snaps||2016 Snaps/Game||Opponent Wk 7 Snaps||2016 Opp Snaps/Gm|
|1||Arizona (90)||Arizona (71.7)||Seattle (90)||N.Y. Giants (71.4)|
|2||Green Bay (81)||Tampa Bay (71.0)||Chicago (81)||San Francisco (69.9)|
|3||Los Angeles (76)||New Orleans (69.5)||N.Y. Giants (76)||Atlanta (68.4)|
|4||San Diego (75)||Baltimore (68.9)||Atlanta (75)||Jacksonville (68.0)|
|5||Minnesota (74)||Carolina (68.5)||Philadelphia (74)||Miami (67.8)|
Green Bay Packers at Atlanta Falcons
The Falcons give up the third-most plays per game (68.4) and allow the eighth-most points per snap. The Packers run the eighth-most plays (66.5) and the Falcons rank 15th (63.6). Over the last four weeks, Green Bay’s plays-per-game rate is second-highest (75.0) and Atlanta ranks 14th (63.5). The Packers surrender the 17th-most points per snap, while the Falcons lead the league in points-per-play. Atlanta operates at the 13th-fastest pace on a seconds-per-snap basis despite trailing on the third-lowest percentage of plays.