Packers dispatch Falcons 30-16 on Monday Night Football, improve to 4-0


Monday Night Football was a match-up of two teams headed in completely opposite directions.

Green Bay led from their first drive, a seven-play, 73-yard opus that resulted in the first of four touchdown passes for Aaron Rodgers, and went on to rout the Atlanta Falcons 30-16 to improve to 4-0.

Rodgers threw the opening-drive touchdown to Aaron Jones, and also threw three touchdowns to Robert Tonyan. The feat was made even more impressive by the fact that four of the Packers' five projected top wide receivers were unavailable, including Rodgers' number-one target, Davante Adams, as well as the emerging Allen Lazard, who was placed on injured reserve this week.

Green Bay led 20-3 at the half and 27-9 in the third quarter before stalling two Falcons drives in the fourth quarter to seal the victory.

The offense racked up 403 yards and for the fourth straight game didn't turn the ball over, with Rodgers completing 27 of 33 passes in the win for 327 yards and four touchdowns.

Green Bay gets its bye week before playing at Tampa Bay and at Houston, two teams beset by early struggles in the 2020 season. Houston became the first team in the NFL this season to fire their head coach and GM earlier Monday.

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Atlanta Falcons v Green Bay Packers

Atlanta Falcons v Green Bay Packers