Falcons get best of Packers in offensive shootout


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Aaron Rodgers (12) hands the ball off to Ryan Grant (25) in a 2008 regular season game against the Atlanta Falcons. Aaron Rodgers had a huge day on the ground, setting a personal record with 60 rushing yards in yesterday’s game against Atlanta

Kyle Hoffenbecker, Contributor

In a predicted shootout, the Falcons come away with the win, due to a late Matt Ryan touchdown drive with little time remaining. A last chance for a Packers win was available, if they could get a field goal, but the Packers couldn’t convert on a 4th down that was necessary to get that field goal.

Coming into the game, everyone learned that two crucial pieces from the Packers and Bears game, Ty Montgomery and Randall Cobb, were ruled out against the Falcons. That didn’t stop the Packers, however, because two unknown wide receivers, Trevor Davis and Geronimo Allison, had huge games with the latter having an amazing touchdown grab in the second quarter.

While defense came at a premium yesterday, the Packers secondary held star wide receiver, Julio Jones to 29 yards receiving. That is something this young, beat up secondary should be proud of.

Finally, the offense showed up for the second straight week, putting up 32 points and 331 yards of total offense. During his postgame interview on ESPN Aaron Rodgers said that, “He’s proud of our guys, everyone did well out there today.”

Green Bay heads back home for one game as they take on the Indianapolis Colts at 3:25 p.m. Sunday. The Falcons face a short week, as they head out to Tampa Bay for a Thursday night matchup versus the Buccaneers.