Packers build big lead early, easily handle the Falcons
Aaron Rodgers didn't have a monster game in the way of stats, but he sure was efficient in the Green Bay Packers 34-20 win over the Atlanta Falcons on Sunday at home. The veteran quarterback threw two touchdowns and did not turn the ball over in the win.
Rodgers was able to relax for most of the second half because the Packers had a comfortable lead. Halfback Aaron Jones helped the Packers drain the clock and ended the game with 17 carries for 78 yards and a touchdown.
The Packers defense helped keep the Falcons out of the end zone, giving up just 14 points. A defensive touchdown early in the game and a fumble recovery late also helped the Packers.
After allowing the first-possession touchdown, the Packers tied up the game in the first quarter. From there, the Packers did not allow any more points until the fourth quarter.
Falcons' veteran receiver Julio Jones caught two touchdowns for Atlanta and Justin Hardy added a third with just 14 seconds remaining.
The Packers improve to 5-7-1 while the Falcons fall to 4-9. Up next for the Packers is an away game against the Chicago Bears.