After a slow start for Aaron Rodgers and the Super Bowl Champs, the result was the same. Another victory in Atlanta, Green Bay Packers. After a run of Falcons to the playoffs last year, Rodgers threw for 396 yards and two touchdowns to rally the Packers an early 14-point hole, keeping the undefeated Green Bay with a victory of 25 to 14 the Sunday night.
The high score Packers (5-0) were held without a touchdown in the first half for Atlanta (2-3), who was trying to catch up with an embarrassing 48-21 loss to Green Bay in January.
The Falcons had the Georgia Dome, going to run with a 14-0 lead early in the second quarter, scoring on their first two possessions. After that, fans had little to celebrate.
Green Bay to settle for three field goals by Mason Crosby, closing at 14-9, before Rodgers rolled. He connected with James Jones on a touchdown pass of 70 yards that gave Green Bay its first lead late in the third. So on the first play of the fourth quarter, related to Greg Jennings, Rodgers on 29-yard scoring play that stretched the lead to 22-14.
Crosby, the Packers have won his fourth field goal, 30 yards with 1:10 remaining after the Packers Rodgers led another long drive, hitting each step it needed until the Green Bay area was safely wrapped in it.
The Hawks looked as good as they have done throughout the season with the first two drives. Then, nothing.
Atlanta has not cracked 200 total yards after the game. Matt Ryan had another rough night against the Packers, throwing just 167 yards with two interceptions after serving more than three times in the debacle of the playoffs last January.