ATLANTA, GA - OCTOBER 09: Aaron Rodgers #12 of the Green Bay Packers runs off the field after their 25-14 win over the Atlanta Falcons at Georgia Dome on October 9, 2011 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)

Packers Vs. Falcons: Green Bay Earns Victory Despite Early Struggles

The Green Bay Packers found their rhythm in the second half on the way to a 25-14 victory over the Atlanta Falcons.

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Aaron Rodgers Continues Stellar Play In Packers Defeat Of Falcons

Aaron Rodgers went into the Green Bay Packers game on Sunday Night Football with some pretty lofty standards to live up to against the Atlanta Falcons. Once again, though, the reigning Super Bowl MVP didn't disappoint as the Packers kept their undefeated season intact with a 25-14 victory on the road in Atlanta.

Rodgers completed 26 of his 39 passes on Sunday night as the winning quarterback threw for 396 yards and two touchdowns. The most surprising part of those numbers isn't that the Packers quarterback went the entire game without a throwing an interception, however, but the fact that Rodgers connected with 12 different teammates on the way to the victory.

Yes, twelve different teammates caught passes. James Jones (five receptions, 140 yards and a touchdown) and Greg Jennings (four receptions for 82 yards and a touchdown) caught the bulk of the passes, but Rodgers also found time to connect with back-up tight ends D.J. Williams and Tom Crabtree, third string rookie running back Alex Green and, of course, Donald Driver.

Heading into Sunday night's game, Rodgers was already on pace to a solid season as he'd completed 103 of his 141 passing attempts for 1,325 yards and 12 touchdowns. Adding nearly 400 yards and a pair of touchdowns certainly doesn't hurt those numbers, either, as his 14-to-2 touchdown to interception ratio is easily one of the most impressive in the NFL through the first five weeks of the season.

It remains to be seen if Rodgers can keep up his stellar play, but with games against the underwhelming secondaries of the St. Louis Rams and Minnesota Vikings still on the schedule before the Packers bye week, there's a good chance that Rodgers could be on pace for record numbers through the first half of the season.

If it continues to leads to wins, that's even better for the Lambeau faithful.


Packers Vs. Falcons: Green Bay Pulls Out Victory Despite Early Struggles

The Green Bay Packers began their game against the Atlanta Falcons looking abysmal as they allowed the home team a two-touchdown lead on just two possessions. The Aaron Rodgers led offense came alive in the second half, however, and the Packers have kept alive their hopes for an undefeated season by defeating the Falcons by way of a 25-14 final score.

Aaron Rodgers completed 26 of his 39 passes for 396 yards, two touchdowns and no interceptions as the Packers scored 25 unanswered points to improve to 5-0 on the season despite playing without both of their starting offensive tackles.

The Packers biggest play of the game came when James Jones caught a 70-yard touchdown from Rodgers, completing a drive that took just one play, but the connection between Rodgers and Greg Jennings certainly didn't hurt. In the end, Jones finished with five receptions for 140 yards while Jennings had four catches for 82 yards.

The Falcons didn't look terrible, but a dropped pass from Roddy White on Atlanta's final play of the game -- leading to a second fluke Matt Ryan interception -- ultimately summed up the game for the host team.  A Julio Jones injury didn't help, either, as the rookie wide receiver left in the second half with a bum hamstring.

For more on the Packers head over to Acme Packing Company. For more on the Falcons, check out The Falcoholic. Catch up on the rest of this week's action here.


Packers Vs. Falcons Halftime Score: Green Bay Trails 14-6 After Pair Of Field Goals

The Green Bay Packers and Atlanta Falcons was expected to be a shootout, but the halftime score tells a remarkably different story. Though the oddsmakers had the over-under for the Sunday Night Football game at 53½, the score is currently just 14-6 in favor of the hosting Falcons after the Packers had to settle for a second Mason Crosby field goal late in the first half after beginning the game in a 14-0 hole.

The Packers had a chance to score on their final drive of the half, but tight end Jermichael Finley dropped what would have been a touchdown pass from Aaron Rodgers following a solid drive that should have ended with more than three points on the board for Green Bay. Rodgers is currently 12-of-16 for 127 yards through the air.

The pair of touchdowns for the Falcons came on their first two drives of the game. The first came when Matthew Ryan connected with Roddy White on a touchdown pass with the second coming on a Michael Turner touchdown run following a turnover by Packers running back Ryan Grant.

The Packers offense might be in hurry-up mode for the remainder of the game, not by choice, but due to a Chad Clifton injury. With Bryan Bulaga already out, the Green Bay offensive line lost left tackle Clifton due to a hamstring injury in the first half with his return currently determined to be doubtful.

For more on the Packers head over to Acme Packing Company. For more on the Falcons, check out The Falcoholic. Catch up on the rest of this week's action here.

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