PACKERS WIN FIFTH STRAIGHT WITH 43-37 VICTORY OVER ATLANTA
– The Packers improved to 10-3 on the season with a 43-37 victory over the Atlanta Falcons on Monday night at Lambeau Field. Green Bay has won four consecutive games (including playoffs) against Atlanta.
– For Green Bay, it marks the team’s fifth double-digit win season in the last six years.
– Green Bay is off to a 7-0 start at home for just the second time in the last 12 seasons (also 2011). It marks only the Packers’ fifth 7-0 start at home since the 1970 AFL-NFL merger (1996-97, 2002, 2011).
– With 31 points in the first half on Monday night, the Packers became the first team in NFL history to score 23-plus points in six consecutive home games in a single season.
– The Packers led 31-7 at halftime on Monday night. In its last six home games, Green Bay has outscored its opponents 182-30 in the first half. The Packers’ streak of unaswered points at home in the first quarter came to an end tonight at 89.
– The Packers will go on the road next to take on the Buffalo Bills on Sunday at 1 p.m. EST at Ralph Wilson Stadium. It marks Green Bay’s first visit to Buffalo since 2006 and its sixth game against the Bills in Buffalo.
OTHER POSTGAME NOTES:
– Tonight’s paid attendance was 77,512. It was the 308th consecutive regular-season sellout at Lambeau Field.
– Head Coach Mike McCarthy registered his 98th career win (including playoffs), which ties Vince Lombardi (1959-67) for No. 2 in franchise history.
– McCarthy has now led the Packers to six 10-win seasons as head coach (2007, 2009-12, 2014), which ties Curly Lambeau (1929-32, 1936, 1941) for the franchise record.
– QB Aaron Rodgers started his 100th career regular-season game on Monday night. He ranks No. 1 in NFL history for TD passes (222), passing yards (27,520), zero-INT games (58), 100-plus passer rating games (60), passer rating (107.3) and TD/INT ratio (4.11, 222-54) in a quarterback’s first 100 starts.
– Rodgers tied an NFL single-season record by posting his eighth three-TD/zero-INT game this season, matching Patriots QB Tom Brady’s mark set in 2007.
– Rodgers extended two NFL records by bringing his streak at home to 396 consecutive passing attempts without an interception and 34 consecutive touchdown passes without an INT.
– Rodgers posted his fifth straight zero-INT game, his second streak this season of five or more consecutive games without an INT (six straight games, Weeks 2-7).
– WR Jordy Nelson caught two TD passes, giving him a TD reception in all seven games at Lambeau Field this season.
– Nelson’s 60-yard TD catch in the fourth quarter was his seventh TD reception of 40-plus yards this season, which is tied for the most in a season in team history behind only Billy Howton’s seven 40-yard TD catches in 1952.
– RB Eddie Lacy posted a rushing TD and a receiving TD on Monday night, giving him 11 total TDs on the season. It marks the first time in franchise history that the Packers have had three different players (Nelson, 12; WR Randall Cobb, 10) score 10-plus TDs in the same season.
– Lacy’s 22 TDs over the last two seasons are the most in team history by a Green Bay player in his first two seasons in the NFL.
– LB Clay Matthews’ third-quarter sack gave him 55.5 for his career as he moved past LB Tim Harris (55.0) for No. 3 in franchise history (since 1982).
– LB Brad Jones blocked a field goal at the end of the first half, the first of his career in the regular season (one in 2011 playoffs) and the first blocked FG by Green Bay since Johnny Jolly recorded one at St. Louis on Sept. 27, 2009.
– Green Bay posted 502 yards of offense, its highest output since Sept. 15, 2013, vs. Washington (580).
– The Packers scored a TD on their opening possession for a league-high sixth time this season. Green Bay leads the NFL with 48 points on opening possessions this season.
– Green Bay registered a season-high 28 first downs, including 22 in the first half.
– The Packers did not punt in the first half for the fourth consecutive home game.
– Green Bay registered a sack in its 33rd consecutive game, extending a franchise record as well as the longest current streak in the league.
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