Packers-Falcons: Tale of Turnovers

CB Charles Woodson (Nam Huh/AP)

Why are the Packers and Falcons among the top teams in the NFL? Look no further than these turnover rankings.

The Green Bay Packers and Atlanta Falcons are two of the best teams in the NFL in turnovers, which goes a long way toward explaining why the Falcons are an NFC-best 8-2 and the Packers are just a game off the pace at 7-3 heading into Sunday's showdown at the Georgia Dome.

Here's where the teams rank. And for more on the Packers' giveaway-takeaway prowess, CLICK HERE.

Turnover ratio

Packers, 5th, plus-8. Falcons, T-2nd, plus-10.

Offense

Giveaways: Packers, T-7th, 13. Falcons, 3rd, 10.

Interceptions: Packers, T-13th, 9. Falcons, T-3rd, 5.

Fumbles: Packers, T-6th, 10. Falcons, 1st, 5.

Fumbles lost: Packers, T-3rd, 4. Falcons, T-7th, 5.

Defense

Takeaways: Packers, T-6th, 21. Falcons, T-11th, 20.

Interceptions: Packers, T-2nd, 15. Falcons, T-2nd, 15.

Fumbles forced: Packers, T-9th, 11. Falcons, 19th, 8.

Fumbles recovered: Packers, T-19th, 6. Falcons, T-22nd, 5.


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