Green Bay Packers (6-6-1) 22, Atlanta Falcons (3-10) 21
Sunday December 8th 2013 (at Green Bay)
On December 8th at home, the Packers rallied against Atlanta and QB Matt Ryan in the snow and cold to keep their playoff hopes alive.
(GREEN BAY) - Matt Flynn threw for 258 yards and a touchdown in a solid substitute start, helping the Green Bay Packers to an elusive first win since Aaron Rodgers' injury with a 22-21 edging of the Atlanta Falcons at Lambeau Field. Flynn shook off an interception that was returned 71 yards for a touchdown by the Falcons' Sean Weatherspoon near the end of the first half to rally the Packers for 12 unanswered points, the last six coming on his 2-yard touchdown pass to Andrew Quarless with 12:01 remaining. He made good on 24-of-32 attempts in a critical victory for Green Bay, which entered Sunday's play 1 1/2 games behind Detroit for first place in the NFC North. The Packers also entered the matchup with four losses and a tie over their previous five outings, a stretch that began when Rodgers fractured his left collarbone in an eventual 27-20 setback to Chicago on Nov. 4. Quarless finished with 66 yards on six catches, while Eddie Lacy added 65 rushing yards and a touchdown on 20 carries. Matt Ryan put up 206 yards and a pair of touchdowns on a 20-of-35 completion rate for Atlanta, but was intercepted once and lost a fumble during a scoreless second half. Roddy White caught eight Ryan passes for 74 yards, with Steven Jackson recording 71 yards on 15 rushes in the loss. NOTES: The victory was the Packers' 13th straight at Lambeau Field in regular-season games played after Dec. 1, the longest current home streak in the NFL....The Falcons were visiting Lambeau for the first time since Week 5 of the 2008 season, a 27-24 Atlanta win...Atlanta safety Thomas DeCoud sustained a head injury while colliding with Lacy on the latter's TD run and did not return.
ATLANTA   -  0 21  0  0 - 21
GREEN BAY -  7  3  6  6 - 22
                         ATLANTA     GREEN BAY
First downs                   18            20
Rush-yards-TDs           23-83-0      33-112-1
Comp-Att-Yd-TD-INT 20-35-206-2-1 24-32-258-1-1
Sacked-yards                 1-4          5-36
Net pass yards               202           222
Total yards                  285           334
Fumbles-lost                 1-1           1-1
Turnovers                      2             2
Penalties-yards             3-15          2-10
Time of Possession         26:28         33:32
SCORING
1st - GB - Eddie Lacy, 1-yard run (Mason Crosby kick) GREEN BAY 7-0
2nd - ATL - Drew Davis, 36-yard pass from Matt Ryan (Matt Bryant kick) TIED 7-7
2nd - ATL - Tony Gonzalez, 2-yard pass from Matt Ryan (Bryant kick) ATLANTA 14-7
2nd - GB - Crosby, 40-yard field goal ATLANTA 14-10
2nd - ATL - Sean Weatherspoon, 71-yard interception return (Bryant kick) ATLANTA 21-10
3rd - GB - Crosby, 33-yard field goal ATLANTA 21-13
3rd - GB - Crosby, 25-yard field goal ATLANTA 21-16
4th- GB - Andrew Quarless, 2-yard pass from Matt Flynn (Flynn pass incomplete) GREEN BAY 22-21
RUSHING
GREEN BAY - Eddie Lacy 20-65 1 TD, Matt Flynn 6-28, James Starks 7-19
ATLANTA - Steven Jackson 15-71, Jacquizz Rodgers 7-14, Jason Snelling 1-(-2)
PASSING
GREEN BAY - Matt Flynn 32-24-258 1 TD 1 INT
ATLANTA - Matt Ryan 35-20-206 2 TD 1 INT
RECEIVING
GREEN BAY - Andrew Quarless 6-66 1 TD, Jordy Nelson 4-85, James Jones 4-19, Eddie Lacy 3-25, Brian Bostick 2-28, Jarrett Boykin 2-23, Ryan Taylor 2-7, Miles White 1-5
ATLANTA - Roddy White 8-74, Jacquizz Rodgers 3-33, Tony Gonzalez 3-25 1 TD, Harry Douglas 2-20, Drew Davis 1-36 1 TD, Steven Jackson 1-9, Patrick DiMarco 1-7, Jason Snelling 1-2