Packers vs. Falcons: Live Updates, Score and Highlights for Sunday Night Football
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The Atlanta Falcons defeated the Green Bay Packers 34-23 in their new stadium on Sunday Night Football. Down 34-10 in the third quarter, Aaron Rodgers and the Packers began building a late comeback, but couldn't get the job done. Both teams couldn't escape the game without significant injuries, however, and that's a storyline that could affect both their seasons moving forward.
- September 18, 2017
Final: Falcons 34, Packers 23
Green Bay staged a late comeback, but it was too little, too late. The Packers go 1-1 on the season and fall to the Falcons in Atlanta.
This Guy's Pretty Good
What is going on in Atlanta?
Packers Score Again!
The Falcons' lead has shrunk to 11 points as Aaron Rodgers dumps a 1-yard shovel pass off to running back Ty Montgomery for his 300th career TD.
Well, at Least There's That for Packers
Packers Now Down 3 Starting OL
Packers close the gap a little and it's 34-16, Falcons, early in Q4.
Masterful Work by Davante Adams
The Packers put 6 up thanks to a perfect throw by Aaron Rodgers and a perfect catch by Davante Adams, who makes sure to stay in bounds by tapping the pylon with his foot on his way into the end zone.
The Packers have no choice but to go for it on 4th-and-7 after Richard Rodgers can't make the catch on 3rd down.
End Q3: Falcons 34, Packers 10
The end of the third quarter finds the Packers driving into Falcons territory, but can Aaron Rodgers & co. really put up 24 points in 15 minutes?
Packers Going to the Short Game to Pick Up 1st Downs
Can Lightning Strike Twice?
Just how many 25-ish point leads can the Falcons give up?
When does it become unsportsmanlike to keep putting points on the board?
Packers Prevent 6
At this point in the game, with Green Bay's injuries on defense and the Falcons offense looking so hot, Packers have to consider limiting them to a field goal a win.
Mike McCarthy Is...Not Happy with the Officiating Tonight
Packers Settle for FG
On 3rd-and-10, Rodgers had a potential touchdown to Randall Cobb, but the pass was ruled incomplete. Mason Crosby kicked a 28-yard field goal and the Packers are still down 31-10 nearing the middle of Q3.
It Ain't Over 'til It's Over
Especially when your QB is named Aaron Rodgers
No Do-Overs; That Was a Legit Play
Not only do the Falcons prevent the Packers from closing the gap on the first drive of the second half, but they force a fumble and RETURN IT FOR A TOUCHDOWN to go up 31-7.
We're Back, and Packers Get the Ball to Start Off
This is an opportunity for Green Bay to dig themselves out of a 24-7 hole.
Halftime: Falcons 24, Packers 7
The Packers can't keep up with the Falcons offensively as Atlanta scores on almost every single drive of the first half. The Falcons are rolling, between long connections between Matt Ryan and Julio Jones and Mohamed Sanu, and the rushing game behind Devonta Freeman and Tevin Coleman, both of whom have touchdowns. Meanwhile, the Packers' lone touchdown comes from running back Ty Montgomery, but he can't do it all.
Game Is Getting Away from Packers in a Hurry
Atlanta's running backs are getting the job done tonight as Tevin Coleman helps the Falcons extend their lead to an overpowering 24-7 lead just before halftime.
Desmond Trufant picks off Aaron Rodgers when Geronimo Allison slows down on a route and effectively ends the Packers' hopes of scoring before halftime. Now Green Bay's defense has to try and keep the Falcons from leading by more than 10.
Packers Force a Falcons Punt with a Little More Than a Minute Left in the Half
Can Aaron Rodgers work some magic and close the gap before halftime?
New Packers TE Martellus Bennett would be very useful in tonight's Packers game plan, but he's dropped three passes.
Another Injured Defender for Packers
Falcons Go Up 17-7
Both Matts are clutch tonight for Atlanta as Bryant boots a 51-yarder near the end of Q2.
Clay Matthews Holds ATL to a FG
Maybe Clay is showing off for his cousin, Falcons tackle Jake Matthews, whom he has been lining up against all night.
Mike Daniels Is Now Out for Packers
And Green Bay's defense is coming back on the field with about 7 minutes left in the half.
Packers Coaches Need to Help Out the Two Backup Tackles a Bit More Than This...
Packers WR Making an Impact in His 1st Game Back from Suspension
Falcons Pull Ahead 14-7
Atlanta sure does have a lot of pass-catchers, but Devonta Freeman finds the end zone for the second time tonight early in Q2.
Falcons Offense Looking Borderline Unstoppable
Matt Ryan connected with Mohamed Sanu for 24 yards, Julio Jones for 15 yards, Justin Hardy for 19 yards en route to the red zone.
Now Upshaw Is Out for Falcons
Schraeder Is Out for Falcons
End Q1: 7-7 Tie
Packers and Falcons each have a touchdown thanks to their No. 1 running backs, but injuries could become the big storyline of this game.
Now Packers Will Punt After Rodgers Just Underthrows Cobb
Falcons with a Quick 3-and-Out
The Falcons' second drive didn't even last a full minute as Matt Ryan and co. go three-and-out. Packers have to be feeling good that they got it done without their defensive leader, Mike Daniels, who is questionable with a hamstring injury.
All Tied Up 7-7
Packers answer on their first drive with Ty Montgomery's short-yardage TD push, but now they're without Jordy Nelson.
Packers Toughing It Out
Green Bay may have two backup tackles and no Jordy Nelson, but the Packers are getting it done on the ground.
He Can Run, He Can Catch...
Ty Montgomery, a running back with a receiver's number, is a true X factor for the Packers.
- via Bleacher Report
Jordy Nelson Suffers Quad Injury
Aaron Rodgers isn't happy when his shot at a free play is taken away from him.
1st Downs Are the 1st Step
Now Packers Could Be Without Their Best Defensive Player
Schraeder with Possible Head Injury for ATL
Devonta Freeman Gets ATL on the Board 1sts
Falcons waste no time going up 7-0 just five minutes into Q1. Hope Aaron Rodgers and the Packers are ready for a shootout.
Falcons Wasting No Time on Their Opening Drive as Jones Goes for 34
That Was Fast
Not even two minutes into the game, Matt Ryan and Julio Jones are doing their thing.
Packers Defer; Falcons Offense Is Up!
Talk About Trial by Fire
Packers Tackles Key Storyline to Watch
The Packers travel to noisy and energetic Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta...and it's in that atmosphere that they'll have to face the Falcons front seven without their starting tackles, David Bakhtiari and Bryan Bulaga. The Packers backups, Kyle Murphy and Adam Pankey, are extremely green.
The New Mercedes-Benz Stadium Is Kind of a Big Deal...
Sorry, You Have to Wait Just a Little Longer for Sunday Night