The Green Bay Packers Move to 4-0 Rolling the Atlanta Falcons 30-16

Green Bay Packers vs Atlanta Falcons

The Green Bay Packers took on the Atlanta Falcons Monday night for the second game of Monday Night Football’s double header. The past few weeks have been rather rough for Atlanta, and this week wasn’t much better for the Dirty Birds. Aaron Rodgers was back in his bag, even without his top two receivers, and washed away the Falcons 30-16.

Atlanta would start the game off with a three-and-out, and quickly punted the ball to Green Bay thus starting Aaron Rodgers slaughter of the Falcons defense. Aaron Jones helped the Packers drive the ball down the field in seven plays for a touchdown. What would Atlanta do in response? Put together a 20-play drive to result in just three points for the Falcons. 

Aaron Rodgers would hook up with Robert Tonyan not once but twice before halftime giving the Packers a 20-3 lead at halftime. Rodgers would complete 18 of 22 passes for 228 yards and three touchdowns in just two quarters of football. It wouldn’t get any easier for the Falcons either. 

It took the Falcons nearly 37 minutes to score a touchdown, but Todd Gurley would reach the end zone after a five-yard run. Perhaps no one’s night was more impactful than Robert Tonyan’s. He finished the game with six catches for 98 yards and three touchdowns. His last touchdown grab would put the Packers up 27-9 with five minutes left in the 3rd quarter.

The Falcons put together another long scoring drive, bringing the game within two scores, but it was too late. The Packers would go on to continue pressuring Matt Ryan, forcing a turnover on downs and essentially ending the game. Mason Crosby knocked through a 48-yard field goal to put the bow on things, giving at least 30 points in all four games this year. 

If you were a Todd Gurley fantasy owner, you had a good night. The former Georgia Bulldog finished the night with 16 carries for 57 yards and two touchdowns. Matt Ryan completed 28 of his 39 pass attempts for 285 passing yards but no touchdowns. Julio Jones would have to leave the game with a hamstring injury, but not before making history of course. His four receptions for 32 yards put him atop the Atlanta Falcons career receptions list with 809.

Green Bay’s offense has been unstoppable this season as of yet, and a big part of that is due to Aaron Jones play at running back. He had another terrific night with 15 carries for 71 yards to go with his five receptions for 40 yards and a touchdown. The other Aaron, Aaron Rodgers, also has lifted this team up greatly as usual. He finished with a stat line of 327 passing yards and four touchdowns with a completion percentage of 81%.

Next week is the Green Bay Packers BYE week giving them a chance to rest up and continue pushing towards the playoffs. Meanwhile the Falcons will be heading home to face off against the 2-2 Carolina Panthers.