Packers-Falcons game blog recap

Posted by Duke Bobber on November 28, 2010 – 6:31 pm

Inactive for Green Bay today: Bigby, Smith, Starks, Briggs, McDonald, Newhouse, D. Lee and Wynn. Andrew Quarless will start at TE for Lee.
Sunday November 28, 2010 10:32
10:36

[Comment From GuestGuest: ]
Is there a link so i can watch the game. It is not being shown where i live
Sunday November 28, 2010 10:36 Guest
10:36

Sorry, there isn’t anywhere online you can watch the game.
Sunday November 28, 2010 10:36
10:38

Inactive for Atlanta: Wilson (third QB), Franks, Smith, Reynolds, Johnson, Palmer, Sidbury and Lewis. No starting lineup changes for the Falcons.
Sunday November 28, 2010 10:38
10:39

DE John Abraham, who leads the Falcons in sacks but was inactive last week because of a groin injury, is active.
Sunday November 28, 2010 10:39
10:39

[Comment From GuestGuest: ]
why do you think starks continues to be inactive. i’m anxious to see his abilities
Sunday November 28, 2010 10:39 Guest
10:40

You have to keep in mind that he hasn’t played in a game in nearly two years, and at this point he isn’t going to be active ahead of Nance. Nance showed some of his abilities as a short-yardage back last Sunday at Minnesota with Kuhn taking more snaps at fullback.
Sunday November 28, 2010 10:40
10:41

[Comment From DougDoug: ]
When will we see the new throw back jerseys?
Sunday November 28, 2010 10:41 Doug
10:42

Next Sunday against San Francisco at Lambeau Field.
Sunday November 28, 2010 10:42
10:51

[Comment From @JustinDiBo@JustinDiBo: ]
So Havner is active today?
Sunday November 28, 2010 10:51 @JustinDiBo
10:52

Yes, three TEs are active (Quarless, Crabtree, Havner).
Sunday November 28, 2010 10:52
10:52

[Comment From SNSN: ]
D. Lee wasn’t on IR this week, illness or ?
Sunday November 28, 2010 10:52 SN
10:52

Lee is not injured.
Sunday November 28, 2010 10:52
10:53

[Comment From GuestGuest: ]
how is Donald Driver’s health for today’s game?
Sunday November 28, 2010 10:53 Guest
10:53

Driver looks to be healthier than he was last week. He was a full participant in practice on Thursday and Friday, with Thursday’s being a padded practice.
Sunday November 28, 2010 10:53
10:54

[Comment From SSSS: ]
Hall, Johnson or Kuhn at Fullback?
Sunday November 28, 2010 10:54 SS
10:55

Hall is still listed as the starter and wasn’t on the injury report this week after dealing with the back injury last week.
Sunday November 28, 2010 10:55
10:55

But all three fullbacks are active today.
Sunday November 28, 2010 10:55
10:56

[Comment From jkjk: ]
are we going to see havner line up at TE or is he going to play SP teams
Sunday November 28, 2010 10:56 jk
10:57

It is possible, but I would think seeing him on special teams is more likely.
Sunday November 28, 2010 10:57
11:02

[Comment From BenBen: ]
Is Shields still the primary kick returner today?
Sunday November 28, 2010 11:02 Ben
11:03

Yes, Shields is expected to handle those duties again this afternoon.
Sunday November 28, 2010 11:03
11:07

[Comment From TomTom: ]
Is there any starting line up changes for the Falcons?
Sunday November 28, 2010 11:07 Tom
11:07

They did not announce any. Abraham, who was listed as questionable with a groin injury, is expected to start.
Sunday November 28, 2010 11:07
11:09

[Comment From RichRich: ]
Are they putting Williams on Roddy White all afternoon?
Sunday November 28, 2010 11:09 Rich
11:10

I am sure WIlliams will see a lot of White, but the Falcons will probably move White around a lot, so it may not strictly be WIlliams.
Sunday November 28, 2010 11:10
11:10

[Comment From TomTom: ]
In your opinion, how big is this game as far as home field advantage goes for the playoffs. If the Pack wins today and the Eagles beat the Bears, would the Packers hold the tie breaker over the Saints for the top spot?
Sunday November 28, 2010 11:10 Tom
11:12

There is a lot of football left, but it’s definitely a big game. The Falcons would be two games ahead of the Packers with a win in the head-to-head matchup if they win today. If the Packers win today, they would be 6-2 in conference games, with New Orleans just ahead of them at 7-2.
Sunday November 28, 2010 11:12
11:13

[Comment From SNSN: ]
Will Nance see more opportunities after a successful last week??
Sunday November 28, 2010 11:13 SN
11:14

I think that is very possible. Coach McCarthy talked earlier in the week that he is up to speed on everything playbook-wise, and would like to get him more in the flow of the game.
Sunday November 28, 2010 11:14
11:18

[Comment From Rich CRich C: ]
Anyone know what uniform the Pack’s wearing today?
Sunday November 28, 2010 11:18 Rich C
11:18

Normal road uniforms, white jerseys and gold pants.
Sunday November 28, 2010 11:18
11:19

[Comment From Rich CRich C: ]
Still waiting to see the blue and gold throwbacks.
Sunday November 28, 2010 11:19 Rich C
11:19

Those are next Sunday vs. San Francisco.
Sunday November 28, 2010 11:19
11:23

[Comment From RyanRyan: ]
Why is Lee inactive today?
Sunday November 28, 2010 11:23 Ryan
11:24

Lee is not injured, so it looks like a decision to go with Quarless, Crabtree and Havner as the active TEs. Havner was inactive last week at Minnesota.
Sunday November 28, 2010 11:24
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[Comment From TomTom: ]
Why has Matt Ryan been so successful at home? What can the Packers do to get him out of his rhythm?
Sunday November 28, 2010 11:25 Tom
11:27

Looking at the numbers, interceptions and sacks jump out. In his 19 career starts at the Georgia Dome, he has been intercepted just 12 times (three this season), and he has only been sacked 19 times. Getting some pressure on him would go a long way toward getting him out of rhythm and maybe forcing a turnover or two.
Sunday November 28, 2010 11:27
11:28

The Packers have been awfully prolific taking the ball away of late, with 12 takeaways in the last 14 quarters (and no giveaways). Whether they can continue that against a Falcons team that has turned the ball over 10 times in 10 games (No. 3 in the NFL) remains to be seen.
Sunday November 28, 2010 11:28
11:31

[Comment From GuestGuest: ]
Is Mathews 100% for todays game?
Sunday November 28, 2010 11:31 Guest
11:32

He has been limited in practice the past few weeks with the shin injury, but it doesn’t seem like he has been affected much by it in the games.
Sunday November 28, 2010 11:32
11:38

[Comment From Bill P.Bill P.: ]
What are Rodgers stats for previous games against falcons if any?
Sunday November 28, 2010 11:38 Bill P.
11:38

He only has faced the Falcons once in his career, which came in his first season as the starter (Oct. 5, 2008). Coming off a shoulder injury week the previous week at Tampa Bay, he threw for 313 yards, 3 TDs and 1 INT in the Packers’ 27-24 loss.
Sunday November 28, 2010 11:38
11:39

[Comment From luisluis: ]
clifton is ok to play?
Sunday November 28, 2010 11:39 luis
11:39

Yes, Clifton is fine. He was listed as probable and will start today.
Sunday November 28, 2010 11:39
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[Comment From John!John!: ]
How much sacks has Matthews had this season?
Sunday November 28, 2010 11:39 John!
11:39

Leads the league with 11.5.
Sunday November 28, 2010 11:39
11:42

[Comment From Mason MMason M: ]
Is the D-Line at 100% today or are there still injuries?
Sunday November 28, 2010 11:42 Mason M
11:43

Pretty close to it. Pickett was limited on Thursday with the ankle, but he is active today and the rest of the line is healthy.
Sunday November 28, 2010 11:43
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[Comment From Bill P.Bill P.: ]
Was Michael Vick the Quarterback for the falcons in the Oct. 5, 2008 game?
Sunday November 28, 2010 11:45 Bill P.
11:45

No, Matt Ryan was a rookie QB starting for the Falcons that afternoon.
Sunday November 28, 2010 11:45
11:54

[Comment From LacyLacy: ]
Many Packer fans at the Georgia Dome?
Sunday November 28, 2010 11:54 Lacy
11:55

There is a large contingent. They were audible when the Packers just came out of the tunnel.
Sunday November 28, 2010 11:55
12:01

Falcons have won the toss and will receive.
Sunday November 28, 2010 12:01
12:03

Falcons will start at their 25.
Sunday November 28, 2010 12:03
12:06

Falcons at the Green Bay 46 after a 12-yard pass to Snelling on third down and a 14-yard run by Turner.
Sunday November 28, 2010 12:06
12:10

Dahl flagged for late hit after the play. Falcons have third-and-20 at the 34.
Sunday November 28, 2010 12:10
12:11

Bryant good from 38 yards out. Falcons lead 3-0.
Sunday November 28, 2010 12:11
12:11

Scoring drive was 10 plays, 55 yards, TOP 5:29.
Sunday November 28, 2010 12:11
12:15

Packers to start at their own 11. Shields took the kickoff from 4 yards deep in the end zone before quickly being taken down.
Sunday November 28, 2010 12:15
12:18

Rodgers tucks it and slides on third-and-3, but is short of the first down. Packers forced to punt.
Sunday November 28, 2010 12:18
12:20

Falcons will start at their own 32 after the Masthay punt. Bush was flagged for illegal touching (5 yards) since he was the one to down the ball after going out of bounds.
Sunday November 28, 2010 12:20
12:24

Packers force a three-and-out…Zombo with an 11-yard sack of Ryan on third down.
Sunday November 28, 2010 12:24
12:25

Packers will start at their own 15 after Nance flagged for an illegal block on the return. Pat Lee limped off the field after the play.
Sunday November 28, 2010 12:25
12:27

Some great running after the catch by Jennings on first down for a 30-yard pickup.
Sunday November 28, 2010 12:27
12:30

An 11-yard run by Rodgers gives Green Bay a first down at the Atlanta 13.
Sunday November 28, 2010 12:30
12:31

Packers just called their first timeout.
Sunday November 28, 2010 12:31
12:32

Pat Lee’s return is questionable with the ankle injury.
Sunday November 28, 2010 12:32
12:33

Third-and-1 at the 4 coming up…
Sunday November 28, 2010 12:33
12:35

Nance stopped for no gain on third-and-1…Crosby good from 22 yards out to even the score at 3.
Sunday November 28, 2010 12:35
12:35

The Green Bay scoring drive was nine plays, 81 yards, TOP 5:01.
Sunday November 28, 2010 12:35
12:37

That is the end of the first quarter at the Georgia Dome. Falcons will have first down at their own 28 after the break. Game tied 3-3.
Sunday November 28, 2010 12:37
12:41

Green Bay’s defense forces second straight three-and-out.
Sunday November 28, 2010 12:41
12:42

Packers will start at their own 15. Not great starting field position on the first three drives for Green Bay (11, 15, 15).
Sunday November 28, 2010 12:42
12:45

Swain with a 31-yard pickup on a slant, plus a 15-yard late-hit penalty on Atlanta puts the ball at the Falcons’ 39.
Sunday November 28, 2010 12:45
12:47

Jones with a 9-yard grab on third-and-4. First down at the Atlanta 24.
Sunday November 28, 2010 12:47
12:50

First-and-goal at the 2 coming up.
Sunday November 28, 2010 12:50
12:51

Rodgers keeps it for 1 yard on second down. Third-and-goal from the 1.
Sunday November 28, 2010 12:51
12:53

Rodgers keeps it again on third down, but fumbles in the end zone and it is recovered by LB Mike Peterson. Falcons will take over at their own 20.
Sunday November 28, 2010 12:53
12:54

That’s two straight drives that have gone inside the 5 and only produced three points for the Packers.
Sunday November 28, 2010 12:54
12:57

Falcons on the move…first down at the Green Bay 43.
Sunday November 28, 2010 12:57
1:00

Atlanta goes for it on fourth-and-3 at the 36, and Ryan finds Gonzalez for a 6-yard gain.
Sunday November 28, 2010 1:00
1:01

We’re at the two-minute warning. Falcons have second-and-6 at the Green Bay 26 coming up.
Sunday November 28, 2010 1:01
1:05

Falcons have third-and-goal from the 4 coming up.
Sunday November 28, 2010 1:05
1:06

Falcons take a timeout with 12 seconds left in the half.
Sunday November 28, 2010 1:06
1:08

Ryan finds a wide-open Gonzalez for a 4-yard touchdown.
Sunday November 28, 2010 1:08
1:08

Falcons lead 10-3 with 8 seconds left in the half.
Sunday November 28, 2010 1:08
1:09

The Atlanta scoring drive was 14 plays, 80 yards, TOP 7:24.
Sunday November 28, 2010 1:09
1:14

Packers run out the clock…Falcons lead 10-3.
Sunday November 28, 2010 1:14
1:15

Rodgers has a 110.2 rating on 9-of-11 passing for 115 yards. Also leads the Packers in rushing with 24 yards on seven carries.
Sunday November 28, 2010 1:15
1:16

Ryan is 10-of-13 for 112 yards and a TD (127.7 rating). Gonzalez has four receptions for 36 yards and a TD. Turner has 55 rushing yards on 13 carries.
Sunday November 28, 2010 1:16
1:17

The stat of the half though was 0-for-2, which was what the Packers were in the red zone. Two drives inside the 5 but only three points.
Sunday November 28, 2010 1:17
1:25

The Packers will get the ball to start the second half.
Sunday November 28, 2010 1:25
1:28

Shields tripped up by Koenen at the 32. If he gets by him, a lot of room.
Sunday November 28, 2010 1:28
1:30

Packers go three-and-out. Pass to Quarless short of marker on third down. Jackson’s loss of 6 yards on second-down run hurt.
Sunday November 28, 2010 1:30
1:31

Falcons will start at their own 25 after the break.
Sunday November 28, 2010 1:31
1:31

Havner has a hamstring injury and will not return.
Sunday November 28, 2010 1:31
1:34

Atlanta uses their first timeout. Second-and-6 at their own 44 coming up.
Sunday November 28, 2010 1:34
1:37

Packers stop Snelling short of marker on screen pass on third down. Green Bay takes over at its own 20.
Sunday November 28, 2010 1:37
1:43

On flea flicker, Rodgers rolls right, finds a wide-open Jennings at the Green Bay 45, and he takes it to the Atlanta 38 for 34-yard gain. Jenninngs fumbled at end of play, but Hall recovers.
Sunday November 28, 2010 1:43
1:44

Third-and-1 at the 29.
Sunday November 28, 2010 1:44
1:44

Nelson with a leaping 28-yard grab down to the 1.
Sunday November 28, 2010 1:44
1:45

Rodgers scores on the draw on the next play. Good second effort to break leg tackle. Game tied at 10 with 7:17 left in the third quarter.
Sunday November 28, 2010 1:45
1:46

Drive was seven plays, 80 yards, TOP 2:52.
Sunday November 28, 2010 1:46
1:48

Falcons will start at their own 20 after touchback.
Sunday November 28, 2010 1:48
1:53

It looked like the Packers might get penalized for 12 men on the field with Shields not getting off in time, but McCarthy was able to get the timeout.
Sunday November 28, 2010 1:53
1:53

Third-and-9 at the 21 coming up.
Sunday November 28, 2010 1:53
1:54

Snelling picks up the first down on a dump-off pass from Ryan.
Sunday November 28, 2010 1:54
1:56

White with a 12-yard catch between Williams and Woodson on third-and-6.
Sunday November 28, 2010 1:56
1:57

Turner with the 26-yard run to the Green Bay 12.
Sunday November 28, 2010 1:57
1:57

Turner has 99 yards on 18 carries.
Sunday November 28, 2010 1:57
1:59

A 6-yard run from Snelling puts it at the 1. First-and-goal.
Sunday November 28, 2010 1:59
2:00

That is the end of the third quarter. Falcons have third-and-goal at the 1 coming up. Packers stopped Snelling for no gain on first down and then Snelling on second for no gain.
Sunday November 28, 2010 2:00
2:03

Gonzalez stopped for no gain by Peprah on reception to set up fourth down. Falcons are challenging the ruling that he did not break the plane.
Sunday November 28, 2010 2:03
2:05

The ruling on the field stands. Fourth-and-goal coming up.
Sunday November 28, 2010 2:05
2:06

Falcons are going for it on fourth down.
Sunday November 28, 2010 2:06
2:07

Turner scores easily on fourth-down run. Falcons lead 17-10 with 14:24 left.
Sunday November 28, 2010 2:07
2:07

Drive was 14 plays, 80 yards, TOP 7:53.
Sunday November 28, 2010 2:07
2:08

Both of Atlanta’s TD drives today have been seven-plus minutes. Time of possession is 27:37 for Atlanta to 17:59 for Green Bay.
Sunday November 28, 2010 2:08
2:13

Third-and-1 coming up for Green Bay at its own 38.
Sunday November 28, 2010 2:13
2:14

Jackson picks up 12 on third down…his longest run of the afternoon.
Sunday November 28, 2010 2:14
2:15

Another third-and-1, this time at the Atlanta 41.
Sunday November 28, 2010 2:15
2:16

Rodgers overthrows Jones on third down…Packers going for it on fourth down.
Sunday November 28, 2010 2:16
2:17

Driver makes a diving attempt on fourth-down pass over the middle, but can’t come up with it.
Sunday November 28, 2010 2:17
2:22

Third-and-2 for Atlanta at Green Bay 38 coming up…
Sunday November 28, 2010 2:22
2:23

Ryan on a short pass to Johnson, but Zombo forces fumble out of bounds. Only a 1-yard gain on play, so Atlanta punts.
Sunday November 28, 2010 2:23
2:23

Williams with the fair catch at the 10-yard line. Packers have first down with 5:59 remaining.
Sunday November 28, 2010 2:23
2:27

Rodgers to Quarless down the middle for 19 to convert a second-and-15. First down at the Green Bay 40.
Sunday November 28, 2010 2:27
2:30

Rodgers to Jennings for 15. First down at the 30.
Sunday November 28, 2010 2:30
2:31

Third-and-1 at the Atlanta 21.
Sunday November 28, 2010 2:31
2:31

Pass to Jackson incomplete. Fourth-and-1.
Sunday November 28, 2010 2:31
2:32

Rodgers flips the ball to Jones over the middle for 18-yard gain down to the 3.
Sunday November 28, 2010 2:32
2:33

Abraham with a sack/fumble of Rodgers on first down, but Rodgers recovers.
Sunday November 28, 2010 2:33
2:34

At the 2:00 warning. Packers have second-and-goal at the 6.
Sunday November 28, 2010 2:34
2:36

Fourth-and-goal at the 5 coming up after dump-off to Jackson picks up only 1.
Sunday November 28, 2010 2:36
2:37

Bulaga false start makes it fourth-and-goal from 10.
Sunday November 28, 2010 2:37
2:38

Rodgers sits back in the pocket, finds Nelson for 10-yard TD along left sideline.
Sunday November 28, 2010 2:38
2:39

Game is tied at 17 with 56 seconds left. Falcons have one timeout left.
Sunday November 28, 2010 2:39
2:39

Drive was 16 plays, 90 yards, TOP 5:03.
Sunday November 28, 2010 2:39
2:42

Falcons take over at the Green Bay 49 after a long kickoff return plus a face-mask penalty on Hall.
Sunday November 28, 2010 2:42
2:44

Three straight completions put Atlanta on the GB 33 with 22 seconds left.
Sunday November 28, 2010 2:44
2:46

Incomplete on third down. FG try will come with 13 seconds left. It’s from 47 yards.
Sunday November 28, 2010 2:46
2:48

Even after timeout, kick is good with 9 seconds left.t
Sunday November 28, 2010 2:48
2:50

Packers have only 2 seconds left after kickoff.
Sunday November 28, 2010 2:50
2:51

Jennings gets big gain up the middle but laterals out of bounds. That’s it. Falcons win 20-17.
Sunday November 28, 2010 2:51
2:54

Packers have their four-game winning streak snapped, fall to 7-4. Now need Eagles to beat Bears or Chicago will have sole possession of first place in NFC North.
Sunday November 28, 2010 2:54
2:58

That’s all for now. Stay tuned to Packers.com for post-game stories coming later tonight.


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